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At the Burduny range of the Eastern Military District in the Republic of Buryatia, the first stage of the field training competition for artillery units “Masters of Artillery Fire”, included in the “Army” program, has started.

The servicemen will perform live firing from modernized 120-mm Sani mortars, which have improved characteristics of the aiming system, an improved base plate with a hinge, which allows them to aim the mortar horizontally without turning the heavy support.

Participants will fulfill the standards for preparing mortars for firing, target detection and fire adjustment.

To determine the strongest, mortar crews will temporarily hit targets located at distances from a thousand to 1.5 thousand meters, imitating the manpower of a conditional enemy, including at night, they will perform live firing from an RPG-7V hand-held anti-tank grenade launcher, a PKT machine gun and AK-74 assault rifle.

The teams will also fulfill the standards for driving on standard Ural vehicles on a special track with various obstacles.

The best artillery crews according to the results of the competition will present formations in the next qualifying stage.

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