Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation

07/10/2020 | News release | Distributed by Public on 07/10/2020 09:07

The best Russian anti-aircraft gunners demonstrated their skills on the Azov coast during the 'Clear sky' competition

10.07.2020 (15:00)

At the Yeisk test site in the Krasnodar territory, as part of the all-army stage of the competition for field training of anti-aircraft units 'Clear Sky-2020', military personnel destroyed more than 50 aircraft of the mock enemy on the coast of the sea of Azov.

Military personnel on armored personnel carriers passed the route with a total length of more than 8 km, overcoming an anti-tank ditch with water, a slope, a track bridge and a section of limited space.

This year, a stage of the competition was introduced to combat unmanned aerial vehicles and the use of machine-gun weapons of combat vehicles and portable anti-aircraft missile systems.

Also this year, at one of the firing lines, military personnel hit targets of a mock enemy with the use of training complexes.

More than 200 best specialists of military districts took part in the competition. About 30 units of military equipment, including BTR-80 and BTR-82A armored personnel carriers, were involved.

During the four days of competition, there was no significant gap in points between the teams, so the outcome of the competition will determine the final fifth stage of the all-army competition 'Clear sky-2020'.

The winners will be awarded on July 11 at the Yeisk training ground.