MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
Driver mechanics of the combined arms army of the Western Military District conducted the first training sessions on driving combat vehicles in the new training period at the Pogonovo training ground in the Voronezh Region.
The training program for future professionals includes about 90 exercises using various types of obstacles and all kinds of terrain. At the Pogonovo training ground, there are such obstacles as a ford, ditches, slopes, sand dunes, a mechanized track bridge and a track passage in a mine-explosion barrier.
Before starting to drive combat vehicles, the servicemen passed the tests for safety requirements, the device of armored vehicles, the basics of its operation and repair, and the elimination of the simplest malfunctions that may arise along the way.
In the first lessons on driving combat vehicles, about 50 units of military equipment were involved – BMP-2 infantry fighting vehicles and T-72B3 tanks. In total, during the training period, driver-mechanics will have to overcome more than 500 kilometers.
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