OPEN WATER

competition among
pontoon bridge crews
August 1 — 6
HOW TO REACH:

Vladimir Region, Murom, district Karacharovsky, Oka river embankment

By car:
coordinates for a car navigator: latitude 55.540, longitude 42.090
LOCATION





Murom, Vladimir region
CHALLENGES
1. Engineer reconnaissance of a water obstacle by engineer reconnaissance patrol on special inflatable boat
2. Deploying the bridge over the anti-tank ditch and driving towards water obstacle by BAT trail-builder
3. Mortar battery water-crossing by amphibious carriers
4. Evacuation of injured man from the opposite bank by boat
5. Equipping of 60-ton ferry and transporting of the ammunition vehicle to the opposite bank
6. Equipping of two platoon ferries and transporting of tank platoon group to the opposite bank with the replacing of the interior bay in the second platoon ferry
7. Equipping of a company ferry and transportation of heavy tracked vehicles to the opposite bank
EQUIPMENT
− PMP pontoon-bridge park
− PTS amphibious medium transport vehicle
− SNL special inflatable boat.
− BAT track layer
− Diving equipment
− BMK towing motorboat
Open water
Programme of the contest

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

July 18

July 19

July 20

July 21

July 22

July 23

July 24

 

 

 

By 8.00 completion of transportation of the team of the People’s Republic of China, arrival of the military echelon to the railway station.

9.00-14.00 Debarkation of military hardware.

 

15.00-19.00 Familiarization with facilities of the

training base

9.00-14.00 Reception of hardware provided by the Russian party.

9.00-14.00 Reception of hardware provided by the Russian party.

8.00-12.00 Saluting programme

12.00-14.00 Registration of participants

15.00-19.00 Draw ceremony

July 25

July 26

July 27

July 28

July 29

July 30

July 31

9.00-14.00 Specification of conditions of the contest, familiarization with the venue.

Familiarization with the route, reconnaissance of the venue

15.00-19.00 Demonstration of obstacle overcoming by the Russian team

9.00-14.00 Technical training course.

16.00-19.00 Demonstration of obstacle overcoming by the Russian team

8.00-14.00 Registration of participants

15.00-19.30 Security measures course

9.00-14.00 Specification of conditions of the contest, familiarization with the venue.

Familiarization with the route, reconnaissance of the venue

16.00-19.00 Familiarization with the facilities of the training base and the Regulations of holding friendly matches

9.00-18.00 Departure of representatives (6 pers.) to the Alabino range to participate in the solemn opening ceremony of the ARMY-2016.

8.00-13.30 Special training course

Moscow city

10.00 - 11.00 OPENING CEREMONY OF THE INTERNATIONAL ARMY GAMES-2016

8.00-14.00 Exhibition of cultural activities. Excursion to Suzdal. Visiting of Suzdal monastery.

16.00-19.00 Visiting of Vladimiro-Suzdalsky museum complex.

August 1

August 2

August 3

August 4

August 5

August 6

August 7

11.00-14.00 SOLEMN OPENING CEREMONY OF THE “OPEN WATER” CONTEST

15.00-18.00 Performance of national ensembles of the Murom city

9.30-14.00  Friendly table tennis matches.

15.20-19.00 Friendly athletic competitions (running 10x5)

9.00-14.00 Competitions among crews in the nomination “Best crew of floating vehicle”

15.20-19.00 Practical trainings in compliance with the Regulations of the contest

9.00-14.00 Competitions among crews in the nomination “Best crew of a 60-ton ferry”

16.00-19.00 Practical trainings in compliance with the Regulations of the contest

9.30-14.00 Preparation of the route.

15.00-19.00 Preparation of the route. Preparation of military hardware.

9.00-14.00  Final stage of the contest “Open water” (Relay race)

SOLEMN CLOSING CEREMONY OF THE OPEN WATER CONTEST. AWARDING CEREMONY

15.00-18.00 Gala concert.

8.00-14.00 Cultural activities. Excursion to the place of interest of the city of Murom. Visiting of the Holy Trinity Convent and Spaso-Preobrazhensky monastery.

15.00-19.00 Visiting of the Murom museums of art and local history.

August 8

August 9

August 10

August 11

August 12

August 13

August 14

9.00-14.00 Friendly weightlifting and tug-of-war matches.

15.00-19.00 Training of teams, preparation for different friendly matches.

10.00-14.00 Final stage of the international competitions “Engineering formula”

15.00-19.00 Training of teams, preparation of the friendly matches

9.00-14.00 Friendly mini-football matches.

16.00-19.00 Awarding ceremony of winners of the friendly matches

9.00-18.00 Preparation of the military hardware for departure at the station.

15.00-19.00 Return of engineer hardware of the Russian Federation.

9.00-14.00 Redeployment of the hardware to the embarkation station.

15.00-19.00 Return of engineer hardware of the Russian Federation..

14.00 - 18.00 Cultural activities.

20.00-22.00  CLOSING CEREMONY OF THE ARMY-2016

 


Teams from 3 countries are taking part in the contest
TEAM (UP TO 95 MEN)

Team leader
Competition team leader
Pontoon company – 72 men
Engineer squad – 5 men
Amphibious APC crews: platoon leader,
3 crews, 2 persons each – 6 men
BAT track layer – 2 men
Coaching group – 2 men
Maintenance unit – 3 men
Technical support unit – 2 men
RESULTS OF «OPEN WATER» CONTEST

ENGINEER RECONNAISSANCE OF A WATER OBSTACLE BY ENGINEER RECONNAISSANCE PATROL ON SPECIAL INFLATABLE BOA

The engineer-technician squad owing the inflatable boat SNL starts moving to the waterline to overcome the water barrier (open water maneuvering stage). After the accomplishment of the objective the engineer-technician squad goes to the opposite bank and takes the deliberate cover.

DEPLOYING THE BRIDGE OVER THE ANTI-TANK DITCH AND DRIVING TOWARD TO WATER OBSTACLE BY BAT TRACK-LAYER

BAT track-layer crew moves from the starting line overcomes the water obstacle and reaches the bank for deploying the bridge over antitank ditch. Using the bulldozing kit Trail-builder deploy the bridge over antitank ditch and organizes the road to the water obstacle.

MORTAR BATTERY WATER-CROSSING BY AMPHIBIOUS CARRIERS

PTS Amphibious Personnel Carrier crews moves from the starting line overcomes obstacles and reaches "Ural-4320" vehicles shipping place. Crews complete shipping of "Ural-4320" vehicles on the carrier, fixture it and after overcoming water obstacle, reach far bank.

EVACUATION OF INJURED MAN FROM THE FAR BANK BY BOAT

Bridge-erection boat crew on the main vehicle moves from the starting line overcomes obstacles and goes to the waterline. The task is to evacuate the injured man from the far bank. The boat crew unships the main vehicle on the water surface, overcomes water obstacle and evacuates the injured man from the far bank. The task is complete when the injured man is delivered to the home bank.

EQUIPPING OF 60 TON FERRY AND TRANSPORTING OF THE AMMUNITION VEHICLE TO THE FAR BANK

Pontoon company personnel by three vehicles with interior bays moves from the starting line overcomes obstacles and goes to waterline with the purpose of equipping of 60 ton. ferry and transporting of the vehicle loaded with ammunition to the far bank. Pontoon company crew throws the interior bay on the water surface, arranges the ferry, ships the vehicle and transports it to the far bank. When task is complete, crew goes back to the home bank.

Once the platoon ferries are back on the near bank, the crew replaces the interior bay (that is close to the ramp bay) by the reserve river section. The vehicle with the reserve interior bay goes from the starting line and overcoming the obstacles moves to the water line for dropping on water.
EQUIPPING OF TWO PLATOON FERRIES AND TRANSPORTING OF TANK PLATOON GROUP TO THE FAR BANK WITH THE REPLACING OF THE INTERIOR BAY IN THE SECOND PLATOON FERRY

The pontoon company moves from the start line, overcoming the obstacles, goes to the waterline with purpose of equipping two platoon ferries and transporting the equipment to the opposite bank.
After reaching the water line, the interior bays are dropped and the crews start assemble the platoon ferries. After assembling crews embark equipment onto the ferries and carry it one by one to the opposite bank and drop it at the appointed area.

EQUIPPING OF A COMPANY FERRY AND TRANSPORTATION OF HEAVY TRACKED VEHICLES TO THE OPPOSITE BANK

Pontoon company personnel assembles company ferry, ships the equipment, transport it to the far bank and go back to the home bank. This is the end of the relay race.
PENALTIES
RESULTS
At the end of all the stages of the competition all teams are awarded medals for the first, second and third place. The rating table position of every participating team is determined by the number of the medals received in each stage. The team event winners are determined by the greatest number of all medals received.
AWARDING
Team event winners and prize-winners are awarded medals for the first, second and third places and a cup for the first place in the whole competition
«OPEN WATER-2015»
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