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27.05.2021 (13:30)

Airborne Platoon all-army stage the paratroopers of the Ivanovo Airborne Troops were victorious

Yesterday in Kostroma, the solemn closing ceremony of the all-army stage of the international competition for field training of units of the Airborne Troops, held within the framework of the International Army Games, was held.

The results of the competitions were summed up, which took place from May 15 to May 25 and which took place at the Pesochnoe training ground in the Yaroslavl region, at the Budikhino landing site in the Kostroma region and in Plyos town, Ivanovo region.

The paratroopers of the Ivanovo Airborne Troops were the winners.  They were awarded the cup for the first place. The second were the servicemen of the Novorossiysk airborne assault (mountain) unit (the winners of the competition last year). The third place was won by cadets from the Ryazan Guards Higher Airborne Command School named after General of the Army Margelov.

The competition was attended by the crews of combat vehicles consisting of 10 teams representing all formations and military units of the Airborne Troops.  Tula and Ulyanovsk paratroopers fielded two teams, one of which performed on the fourth generation BMD-4M combat vehicles, and the other on the BMD-2. In total, more than 750 servicemen of airborne troops were involved in organizing and conducting the qualifying stage.

The winners will represent the Russian Airborne Troops at the international stage of the Airborne Platoon-2021 competition, which will be held in August-September near Ryazan at the Dubrovichi training ground.

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