AIRBORNE
PLATOON

Competition among Airborne platoons
August 1 — 11


HOW TO REACH:

By transport of organizers: On August 3-12 at 8 a.m. — 4 p.m. two buses will be trasfering visitors on the routes:
- from Trud statium (Novorossiysk) to the Rayevsky training area
- from bus terminal in Anapa to the Rayevsky training area


Municipal transport: bus #105 from the "Novorossiysk" station to the "Tankodrom" bus stop

By car: latitude 44.821421, longitute 37.607231
LOCATION




Rayevsky training area, Novorossiysk
STAGES
1. Landing within a platoon, battle march.
Individual race on AFV (APC).
Individual platoon biathlon without crews, firing with small arms and grenade launchers.
2. AFV (APC) sprint.
Platoon sprint without crews, small-arms shooting while overcoming water obstacles afloat (ford).
3. Combat vehicles (AFV) pursuit race with firing afloat.
Direction finding within squads (patrol race), without crews.
4. Relay race on AFV (APC).
Mountain race (relay race) without crews, firing with small arms and grenade launchers, accurate grenade throwing, overcoming water obstacles.
Individual accurate parachute jumping.
EQUIPMENT
- BMD-2 airborne fighting vehicles or BTR-82A (BTR-80) armored personnel carriers
- D-10 4 series parachute systems or analogues.
- Arbalet parachute systems or analogues.

ARMAMENT

- AKS-74 and its modifications
- RPKS-74 and its modifications
- RPG-7D and its modifications
- 30 mm 2А42 automatic cannon (BMD-2)
- 14.5 mm KPVT machine gun (BTR-80)
- 7.62 mm PKT coaxial machine guns mounted on combat vehicles
“Airbone platoon
Programme of the contest

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

18 .07.2016

19 .07.2016

20 .07.2016

21 .07.2016

22 .07.2016

23 .07.2016

24.07.2016

 

 

 

Arrival of hardware and materiel of teams-participants

Arrival of  teams-participants

Arrival of  teams-participants.

Pre-jumping training

Arrival of  teams-participants

Cultural activities

25.07.2016

26.07.2016

27.07.2016

28.07.2016

29.07.2016

30.07.2016

31.07.2016

09.00 - 13.00 Parachute jumping under normal weather conditions

09.00 - 13.00 Practical training under leadership of coaching groups (without firing)

15.00 - 18.30 Practical training under leadership of coaching groups (without firing)

Hardware maintenance

09.00 - 13.00 Parachute jumping under normal weather conditions

09.00 - 13.00 Practical training under leadership of coaching groups (without firing)

15.00 - 18.30 Practical training under leadership of coaching groups (without firing)

Hardware maintenance

09.00 - 13.00 FIRST STAGE “LANDING WITHIN A PLATOON, BATTLE MARCH”

09.00 - 13.00 Practical training under leadership of coaching groups with firing

15.00 - 18.30 Practical training under leadership of coaching groups (without firing)

09.00 - 13.00 Parachute jumping under normal weather conditions

09.00 - 13.00 Practical training under leadership of coaching groups (without firing)

15.00 - 18.30 Practical training under leadership of coaching groups (without firing)

Hardware maintenance

Reserve day – parachute jumping, forced marching.

09.00 - 13.00 Practical training under leadership of coaching groups (without firing)

14.30 - 15.00 Draw procedures for the first, second, third, and forth stages

15.00 - 16.00 Hardware maintenance

 

9.00 - 18.00 Cultural activities

9.00 - 18.00 Cultural activities

1.08.2016

2.08.2016

3.08.2016

4.08.2016

5.08.2016

6.08.2016

7.07.2016

09.00 - 13.00 Practical training under leadership of coaching groups (without firing)

14.30 - 15.00 Draw procedures for the first, second, third, and forth stages

15.00 - 16.00 Hardware maintenance.

9.00 - 18.00 Cultural activities devoted to the 86th anniversary of the Russian Airborne troops

10.30 - 14.00 OPENING CEREMONY OF “AIRBORNE PLATOON 2016” INTERNATIONAL CONTEST. Dynamic and static demonstration of hardware.

16.00 - 18.30 Hardware maintenance.

10.00 - 13.00 FIRST STAGE: “Individual race on AFVs (APCs)”

14.00 - 18.30 Hardware maintenance 

10.00 - 13.00 FIRST STAGE: “Individual biathlon of platoon without crews, firing with small-arms”.

14.00 - 18.30 Hardware maintenance.

10.00 - 13.00 SECOND STAGE: “Sprint on AFVs (APCs)”

14.00 -18.30 Hardware maintenance.

10.00 -13.00 SECOND STAGE:

“Platoon sprint without crews, firing with small-arms while overcoming water obstacles afloat”

14.00-18.30 Hardware maintenance.

8.08.2016

9.08.2016

10.08.2016

11.08.2016

12.08.2016

13.08.2016

14.07.2016

10.00 - 13.00 THIRD STAGE: “Pursuit race on AFV (APC) with firing afloat”

14.00 - 18.30 Hardware maintenance. 

10.00 - 13.00 THIRD STAGE “Direction finding within squads (patrol race), without crews”

14.00 - 18.30 Hardware maintenance. 

10.00 - 13.00 FOURTH STAGE “RELAY RACE ON AFV (APC)”

14.00 - 18.30 Hardware maintenance.

10.00 - 13.00 FOURTH STAGE “Mountain race (relay race) without crews, small arms and grenade launchers shooting, accurate grenade throwing, overcoming water obstacles”, “Accurate jump. ”

14.00 - 18.30 Judicial commission defines the winners of the contest.

10.30 - 14.00 CLOSING CEREMONY OF “AIRBORNE PLATOON 2016” INTERNATIONAL CONTEST. Dynamic and static demonstration of hardware.

 

20.00-22.00  CLOSING CEREMONY OF THE GAMES

 


Teams from 7 countries are taking part in the contest
TEAM (29 PERSONS MAX)


- platoon leader
- 3 airborne squads - 21 persons
- reserve airborne squad - 7 persons
Airborne squad:
- squad leader (combat vehicle commander)
- combat vehicle operator
- driver
- senior gunner
- gunner
- grenade launcher operator
- machine gunner
RESULTS OF THE «AIRBORNE PLATOON»
LANDING WITHIN A PLATOON, BATTLE MARCH

CONDITIONS
During the stage the participating teams are to carry out:
1. Parachute jumps
2. 10 km battle march.
Landing is carried out with D-6 parachute system and includes jumping from Mi-8 (AN-2) aircraft at the altitude of 800­-1000 m with 3 sec stabilization. It is conducted in normal weather conditions: surface wind speed - not more than 6 m/s; cloud base over landing area - not less than 50 m.

RESULTS
Time of the stage is composed of the time necessary for: landing, assembling, battle marching.
INDIVIDUAL RACE ON AFV (APC)
DEFINES CREW (SQUAD) RATING

CONDITIONS
Three squads of each participating team take part in this stage (each on BMD-2). Individual BMD-2 race is conducted along the 3 km circular route. Every crew of the team passes one lap. The start is simultaneous. Three combat vehicles are on the route at the same time.

RESULTS
The result of a crew is composed of the total distance time and the penalty time. The crew's results are put down into the rating table.
INDIVIDUAL PLATOON BIATHLON WITHOUT CREWS, SMALL ARMS AND GRENADE LAUNCHERS SHOOTING

CONDITIONS
The teams are on the start line of 10.5 km battle march (3х3х3х1.5 km), one of the judges commands to start the platoon battle march with small-arms and grenade launchers shooting every 3 km, or after 10 km in all positions if five or more teams are on the route. Each team starts with a 15 min gap. Distance between the first and the last crewmember of each squad on route must be less than 20 m.

PENALTIES
After checking the targets, the judge commission adds the penalty time for each miss (10 seconds for a machine gun and rifle miss, 30 seconds for a grenade launcher miss).
SPRINT ON AFV (APC)
Determines the order and start time for the teams in the pursuit race as well as rating of each crew

CONDITIONS
The second stage is conducted on a 6 km circular route. Each crew shall pass two laps. According to the drawing start is not simultaneous and performed with a 60 sec gap. Three BMD-2 are on the route at the same time.

RESULTS
The result of a crew is composed of the total distance time and the penalty time. After the second stage, the judging commission summarizes the results and determines the order and start time of the team in the pursuit race. The results are put down into the protocol and are shown to the teams.
PLATOON SPRINT WITHOUT CREWS, FIRING WITH SMALL-ARMS WHILE OVERCOMING WATER OBSTACLES AFLOAT
Determines the order and start time for the teams in the direction finding as well as rating positions of each crew

CONDITIONS
The second stage is conducted on a 3 km circular route. According to the draw procedure, the start is not simultaneous. After passing 3 km the shooting is conducted in prone position (for RPKS-74 using bipods, for АКБ-74 - hand firing without support).
Crewmembers shoot 5 times, the distance to the target is 100 m. Only hitting the target is scored. Machine gun shooting is held in serial fire using bipods.


PENALTIES
After checking the targets, the judging commission adds the penalty time for each miss (10 seconds for machine gun and rifle miss). The penalty time of 1 min 30 sec is added for every crewmember failing to pass a water obstacle.




ROUTE FOR AFV (APC) CREWS — SPRINT
PURSUIT RACE ON AFV (APC) WITH FIRING AFLOAT
Determines rating position of each crew

CONDITIONS
The third stage is conducted on a 9 km circular route. The start is not simultaneous with a 60 sec gap according to the finish time of the previous stage (the judging commission adds 60 sec of the penalty time to the crews that have failed to take the prize places on the second stage). Every crew passes three laps. Three BMD-2 are on the route at the same time.

RESULTS
The result of a crew is composed of the total distance time and the penalty time.
DIRECTION FINDING WITHIN SQUADS (PATROL RACE), WITHOUT CREWS

CONDITIONS
Direction finding lasts 2 hours. Direction finding is performed within a platoon, squad by squad with a 10 min gap.

RESULTS
The teams are estimated for the sum of points within a time limit awarded for passing checkpoints. The result is composed of the three squads' total time.
RELAY RACE ON AFV (APC)
Determines rating position of each participating team


CONDITIONS
The fourth stage is conducted on the 9 km circular route. Each crew passes 3 laps on a BMD-2, and then the crew succeeds. The start is simultaneous. Three BMD-2 are on the route at the same time.


RESULTS
The result of a crew is composed of the total distance time and the penalty time.
MOUNTAIN RACE (RELAY RACE) WITHOUT CREWS, SMALL ARMS AND GRENADE LAUNCHERS SHOOTING, ACCURATE GRENADE THROWING, OVERCOMING WATER OBSTACLES

CONDITIONS
This stage is conducted on a 4,5-5 km circular route with overcoming mountain obstacles, surpassing a rock-climbing wall, small arms and grenade launcher shooting, as well as 600 g hand grenade accurate throwing. The start is simultaneous. Three BMD-2 are on the route at the same time. After checking the targets, the judging commission adds the penalty time for each miss (10 seconds for a machine gun miss and a rifle miss, 1 min for an anti-tank grenade launcher miss). The penalty time of 1 min 30 sec is added for every crewmember failing to pass a water obstacle.



INDIVIDUAL ACCURATE PARACHUTE JUMPING

CONDITIONS
The stage is performed by 3 members of the team from Mi-8 helicopter (AN-2 airplane) at the altitude of 1,100-1,200 m with 5 sec stabilization. Participants shall have experience of jumping with Arbalet special purpose parachute system and a skill of precise landing on the 10x10 m area. Penalty time of 60 sec is added for every team member's miss. Jumping is performed in normal weather conditions: surface wind speed - no more than 6 m/s; cloud base over landing area - no less than 50 m.
RESULTS


Result is composed of total time for passing the route and time added for failing to overcome obstacles.
TARGETS
MG crew
Helicopter
Breast figure target
Man-height target
APC
Helicopter with flares
RESULTS
The winner and prize taker teams of the Competition are determined by the decision of the Judging commission according to the points collected by the participating teams during the stages of the Competition. The number of points for the stage of the Competition consists of the total passing route and obstacle overcoming time, shooting results and penalty time.
AWARDING
The winner and prize takers teams of the Competition are awarded with medals during the official ceremony after the first, the third and the fourth stages of the Competition after the approval of the final protocol by the main Judge of the Competition.
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