Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation

08/26/2020 | News release | Distributed by Public on 08/26/2020 09:55

For the first time at the international competition 'Safe environment', participants from nine countries of the world performed on chemical reconnaissance vehicles RHM-4

26.08.2020 (16:25)

Earlier, the military personnel of the People's Republic of China performed on FZC02B chemical reconnaissance vehicles, which did not allow them to swim a long ford with a depth of more than a meter and went an additional distance without a water barrier. The crews of the Republic of Belarus delivered their RHM-4 chemical reconnaissance vehicles to Kostroma for the 'Safe environment' competition.

For the first time, nine teams representing the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, the People's Republic of China, the Republic of Belarus, the Republic of Armenia, the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, the Republic of Uzbekistan, the Lao People's Democratic Republic, the Kingdom of Cambodia, and the Republic of Mozambique participate in the competition.

The training ground tracks simulate the zone of a man-made accident as much as possible. They are equipped with a track bridge, a track passage in a mine-explosive barrier, a restricted passage, and a section of extreme maneuvering.

The competition consists of three stages: 'individual race', 'fire training' and 'relay'.

During the individual race, the drivers of the RHM-4 chemical reconnaissance vehicle demonstrate their skills of driving special equipment on a closed route with a total length of 5,500 meters and overcome the fire-assault lane.

At the stage of fire training, participants must demonstrate the ability to fire from various inconvenient positions in a limited space, high accuracy when shooting from standard weapons.

During the most spectacular stage - the relay - the contestants will have to detect 'radiation', carry out special processing of weapons and equipment, as well as overcome various obstacles.

International competitions will allow the crews of RHM-4 to demonstrate their skills on a special route equipped with sites for sampling conditionally infected soil, find radioactive sources on the ground and on equipment, identify toxic substances in the air and conduct special processing of equipment.

The competition will end on August 29.