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At the Polyvno training ground of the Ulyanovsk guards unit of the Airborne Forces, servicemen of the airborne assault and reconnaissance battalions performed the first combat firing of squads in the course of working out the tactics of the actions of units in various types of combined arms combat.

In the course of combat coordination, servicemen pass more than 50 standards for tactical, engineering, fire, reconnaissance, special training and driving of combat vehicles.

For driver mechanics and gunners, the shooting became the first combat training event in the winter training period, where they received practical experience and improved their skills.

Under the cover of BMD-4M airborne combat vehicles and BTR-82A armored personnel carriers, servicemen practiced moving on the battlefield, firing small arms from various positions.

Particular attention was paid to the ability to use the latest technical means for collecting and promptly transmitting information about the enemy to the command in conditions of dynamic combat operations. The personnel of the reconnaissance units worked out the techniques and methods of performing special tasks in organizing and carrying out ambush and raid operations day and night.

The most crucial element in the training of paratroopers is the performance of night combat firing from Kalashnikov assault rifles and machine guns, RPG-7D hand-held anti-tank grenade launchers and weapons of combat vehicles, at least 30% of which will be held at night.

At the same time, much attention in the classroom is paid to the preparation of the illuminated target field. Tracer ammunition and unmanned aerial vehicles are used to correct fire at night.

More than 600 military personnel in modern “Ratnik” outfit were involved in the training, about 30 pieces of weapons, military and special equipment were involved.

In total, more than 2,500 paratroopers of the Ulyanovsk airborne assault unit of the Airborne Forces will undergo combat training during the winter training period at the Polyvno training ground.

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