Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation

05/21/2019 | News release | Distributed by Public on 05/21/2019 06:27

EMD's mortar units from Buryatia will represent district at all-army stage of Masters of Artillery Fire contest

21.05.2019 (05:43)

At the Burduny training ground in the Republic of Buryatia, the Masters of Artillery Fire 2019 contest preliminaries were held, after which the best results were shown by mortar units of the tank formation of the Eastern Military District stationed in Buryatia.

Now they are preparing for a all-army stage, which will be held from May 27 to June 2 in Saratov.

Gunners will compete in firing of 120-mm mortars, RPG-7V anti-tank grenade launchers and AK-74 assault rifles, as well as in the implementation of standards for special and technical training.

Competitors will hit targets at distances of up to 1,500 meters during the day and at night.