Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation

07/02/2020 | News release | Distributed by Public on 07/02/2020 09:35

The opening ceremony and the first stage of the «Seaborne assault 2020” all-army contest will be held in the Kaliningrad Region

02.07.2020 (14:52)

There will be an opening ceremony of the 'Seaborne assault 2020' all-army contest on July 3 at 10.00 a.m. at the 'Khmelevka' range in the Kaliningrad region.

Traditionally, the opening ceremony will be attended by the representatives of the Russian Navy Command, Baltic Fleet and participating teams. As part of the ceremony there will be a presentation of the participating teams, hoisting the national flag and the flag of the Army International Games 2020.

After the opening ceremony the teams that have arrived at the competition will be taking - 'The Obstacle course' the first stage of the competition. This stage is held to determine the individual rating among the servicemen of the participating teams. According to the plot of the competition, each serviceman of the team in full gear carrying the standard weapons and wearing body armor has to overcome a specialized 1200 meter obstacle course with 19 obstacles.

A few days earlier on the 'Khmelevka' training range the drivers worked out their skills driving the BTR-82A APCs while overcoming various obstacles: a track bridge, a moat, a passage between pickets. They also exercised steering the APCs afloat. Furthermore, the gunners of the APCs and riflemen conducted live fire practice on targets imitating waterborne, shore and aerial objects.

During the preparatory phase of the competition the teams conducted field and safety training at the shooting range and field track.

From 6 to 9 July more than 200 marines and cadets representing the teams of the Baltic, Northern, Black Sea, Pacific Fleets, Caspian Flotilla, Far Eastern Higher Combined-Arms Command School and Ryazan Guards Higher Airborne Command School are to demonstrate their combat readiness in speed, strength and agility, accuracy of small arms and APC armament fire, as well as cross-country driving and steering APCs afloat.