LOCATION
the People's Republic of China
July 29 - August 11
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TEAM
(UP TO 18 PERSONS)
Team leader -1
Coaching group – 2 persons (1 one of them is Judge)
2 MANPAD squads (10 persons):

squad leader, senior MANPAD gunner, MANPAD gunner, machine-gunner driver)
Maintenance group - 5 persons

STAGES
1. "Mastery" race
2. "Interaction" race
3. "Combined" race
EQUIPMENT
• BTR (armoured vehicle) with 12,7 mm double-purpose gun
• MANPAD
1 STAGE
"MASTERY RACE"
ROUTE — 9.5 КМ
CONDITIONS
1. At the first firing area of MANPADS at high-speed target, towards the AD unit secures the fire opening line, where BTR (armoured vehicle) stops, after that the unit commander leaves submuchine gun in the armed vehicle body, dismounts, unlocks the sealed box fixed on the rack. Further he takes the launch tube out of the sealed box and comes into firing position at the distance of 20-25m from the armed vehicle. He gets the MANPADS ready for the fire (transfers MANRAD into readiness for fire), makes impression of land power source membraneand raises his hand showing he is ready for fire (firing position - standing on the ground). Upon termintion of fire, the AD unit commander puts the launch tube into the sealed box fixed on the rack, covers it with the cap (without locking) and occupies regular place in the vehicle.
2. At the second firing area of AA (machine-gun) mount at armoured vehicle ground targets, the AD unit secures the fire opening line, where the armoured vehicle stops. Concurrently the MANPADS gunner dismounts, takes one bullet box (30 anti-armor rounds) out of the rack and gives it to direction layer. After the bullet boxes delivery, direction layer arrives at the firing open line, loads the AA-mount. After loading, the direction layer gets ready for the combat fire. the unit commander raises the red flag. That is the signal for two light armored vehicles targets to move, then the direction layer fires within autorized firing sector with the help of the optical scope sight. After unloading, the direction layer cuts the bullet boxes off, the MANPADS gunner dismounts, receives them from the direction layer, puts them on the rank then occupies regular place in the vehicle body. The unit commander exercises administration during the armored vehicle transportation to the third firing area.
3. At the third firing area of the guided missile at the helicopter target AD unit secures the starting line on the direction where the armored vehicle stops. After that the chief MANPADSgunner takes the position for fire on the armed vehicle and the MANPADS gunner dismounts, unlocks the sealed box fixed on the rack. Then he takes the launch tube out of the sealed box, gives it to the chief MANPADS gunner and occupies regular place in the vehicle body.Preliminary actions of the chief MANPADS gunner concerning the MANPADS preparation for fire are prohibited.
The chief MANPADS gunner gets the MANPADS ready for the fire and reports to the unit commander. At the word of command of the unit commander the armed vehicle moves out and gets the speed of 15-20 km/h.
The chief MANPADS gunner searches and finds the target. After finding the target (tracer ignition) he makes impression of land power source membrane. After passing the firing opening line he launches one guided missile on his own on the armed vehicle move (firing position — standing in the armed vehicle hatch. Upon termination of fire, the chief MANPADS gunner stands in firing position until the complete stop of the armed vehicle at the cease-fire line. Then the chief MANPADS gunner separates starter gear from lauch tube, returnes the legs of the mechanical sight and the handle of the impression mechanism at the normal position and deliver launch tube to the dismounted MANPADS gunner. MANPADS gunner dismounts and gets the launch tube, puts it into the sealed box, fixed on the rack, covers it with the cap (without locking) and occupies regular place in the vehicle.
4. At the fourth firing area of AA (machine-gun) mount at the parachute air target simulator AD unit secures the starting line on the direction where the armored vehicle stops. After the stop of the armed vehicle the unit commander occupies his regular place in the vehicle, exercises the direction layer fire. Concurrently the direction layer arrives hurriedly at the firing line, the MANPADS gunner dismounts, takes the bullet box from the rack, delivers the ammunition from the armed vehicle to the direction layer that loads it. After the preparation for fire is over, the unit commander raises the red falg. That is the signal for the parachute air target simulator to enter sequentially the fire sector for 3 times. After that the direction layer fires within autorized firing sector with the help of the optical scope sight.
5. At the fifth firing area at high-speed target in pursuit of, the AD unit secures the starting line on the direction where the armored vehicle stops.After that the MANPADS gunner dismounts, unlocks the sealed box fixed on the rack. Further he takes the launch tube out of the sealed box and comes into firing position at the distance of 20-25m from the armed vehicle. He gets the MANPADS ready for the fire (transfers MANRAD into readiness for fire), makes impression of land power source membraneand raises his hand showing he is ready for fire (firing position — standing on the ground).
RESULTS
Final time of the unit registered at the stage finish: time to pass the route and overall penalty time.
The team's rating is determined upon the smallest final time registered at the stage finish.
2 STAGE
"INTERACTION" RACE
ROUTE — 9.5 КМ
CONDITIONS
he teams start in inverse sequence relating the results of the first stage. the AD unit gets readt for the contest and exercises administration and arrival of the armed vehicle to the first firing line.

1. At the first machine-gun firing area the deputy judge puts the loaded magazine cases at the firing line in advance. Having occupied the firing position, the personnel prepares for the combat firing and then reports to the deputy judge at the section. Having received all the reports from all the teams, the deputy judge commands to show the targets (the chief MANPADS gunner, MANPADS gunner put the training round to the fixed places).
There should be the machine-gun fire in bursts (only 2 single shots are allowed including the last one) with the help of the mechanic scope sight, the position — stand on the ground, with the rest on the elbow from the trench with the necessary changing of the firing line after hiting one target (on his own). Changing the firing position it is necessary to half-cock the macine gun. The mainindex of the firing quality is the max number of hitted targets. Expenditure pf rounds — 30.
2. On the second shooting site for an air target from the MANPADS on the oncoming course, the senior gunner-antiaircraft gunner dismounts from the combat vehicle and fires.
After shooting at the command of the unit commander, the personnel takes their regular places in the combat vehicle and move to the third shooting site.
3. In the third section of the anti-aircraft gunfire, air target, a machine gunner fires a lightning mine, launched from the mortar position. At the end of the shooting, it discharges
antiaircraft installation and takes its place in the combat vehicle. At the command commander of the unit, the combat vehicle moves to the fourth
flow of fire.
4. On the fourth shooting site, the senior gunner-antiaircraft gun dismounts
and transmits the MANPADS to the anti-aircraft gunner for firing from the hatch of the combat vehicle in the helicopter target simulator.The detonator is in the firing position until the combat vehicle is completely stopped at the turn of the ceasefire. Upon the return of MANPADS to its original position, personal the composition occupies regular places and on command of the commander of the on the fifth shooting site.
5. On the fifth site of firing on the air target from the MANPADS, the in-line commander leaves the machine in the combat vehicle and dismounts, opens the locks on the closure installed on the rack. Further, it removes from the capping the starting pipe and takes a position for trilles at a distance of 20-25 m from the combat vehicle.
It manages MANPADS for firing (translates MANPADS into readiness for, produces the nock membrane of a ground-based power source and raises an arm, signaling the readiness for shooting (position for shooting - standing on the ground).
At the end of the shooting, the commander of the MANPADS division puts the launch pipe in the closure, which is on the rack, covers the closure with a lid (without locking
locks) and takes its place in the combat vehicle.
RESULTS
Final time of the unit registered at the stage finish: time to pass the route and overall penalty time.
The team's rating is determined upon the smallest final time registered at the stage finish.
3 STAGE
"COMBINED" RACE
ROUTE — 12 КМ
CONDITIONS
1. At the first shooting site on the helicopter target, the senior gunner-antiaircraft gunner. It dismounts and transfers MANPADS to the commander of the unit for shooting from the hatch fighting machine in motion. After the shooting, the unit commander is in the position for firing until the combat vehicle is completely stopped at the turn of the ceasefire. Upon the return of MANPADS to its original position, personal
The staff occupy regular places and, upon the command of the unit commander, arrive on the obstacle course.
2. 400 m obstacle course is passed by relay, first the unit commander starts, the second senior gunner-antiaircraft gunner, then the anti-aircraft gunner
and the machine gunner. Pass the relay by touching the palm of your hand. During the overcoming of obstacles it is not necessary to carry weapons and means individual armor protection. It can be removed in specially designated places.
Each participant passes a 400 m obstacle course. First pass the boundary of throwing grenades (diameter 2m, distance to the target 25-30m), it is necessary get a grenade inside this circle. If after the first throw hit did not happen, it is allowed to continue attempts to throw. Number of attempts
should not exceed 3 times. Then, from the start line, a run is made at a distance of 100 m along a flat surface, runs around the flag, runs through the poles, runs through the ditch, jumps over the low wall, the participant climbs over the tower from above, jumps to the ground, climbs up the ascending staircase, climbs up a vertical ladder and runs through the beams, jumping over the gap. Makes the jump to the ground from the standing position from the edge of the last segment the destroyed bridge. Further it overcomes the high wall, creeps through the grid, skirts the control flag (rack), jumps over the low grid, climbs onto the high wall, climbs onto the vertically standing destroyed bridge, and rises to the ground from the standing position from the edge of the last one section of the destroyed bridge, overcomes the horizontal ladder on his hands, climbs onto the tower, climbs through the opening, jumps into the trench and gets out from it, passes through the poles, runs around the control post, runs through the hundred-meter mark and finishes.
After the end of overcoming the obstacle course by the unit, the personnel are equipped and sent to the second shooting site.
3. At the second machine-gun firing area the deputy judge puts the loaded magazine cases at the firing line in advance. Having occupied the firing position, the personnel prepares for the combat firing and then reports to the deputy judge at the section. Having received all the reports from all the teams, the deputy judge commands to show the targets (the chief MANPADS gunner, MANPADS gunner put the training round to the fixed places).
There should be the machine-gun fire in bursts (only 2 single shots are allowed including the last one) with the help of the mechanic scope sight, the position — stand on the ground, with the rest on the elbow from the trench with the necessary changing of the firing line after hiting one target (on his own). Changing the firing position it is necessary to half-cock the macine gun. The mainindex of the firing quality is the max number of hitted targets. Expenditure pf rounds — 30. After the signak of the field judge, crew returns into the vehicle and proceeds to the third firing area.
4. At the third MANPADS firing area at one direction at the different-high target set, the AD unit secures the firing opening line, then he chief MANPADS gunner, MANPADS gunner unlock the sealed box. Then they take the launch tube out of the sealed box, take the firing position and get the MANPADS ready for the fire (transfer MANPAD into readiness for fire), make impression of land power source membrane and raise hand showing readiness for fire (firing position — standing on the ground). At a signal of the chief MANPADS gunner and MANPADS gunner (raised hand) the deputy judge at the section commands to launch the air target simulator (high-speed target). The chief MANPADS gunner and MANPADS gunner search, find and convoy the air target simulator (the time period between targets — 6-8 sec.) and lauch two guided missiles within authorized firing sector. After the launch chief MANPADS gunner and MANPADS gunner have to find the starting gear of the launch tube, returnes the stand og the mechanic scope sight into normal position. Upon the termination of the fire, the chief MANPADS gunner and MANPADS gunner put the lauch tube into the sealed box fixed on the rack, cover it with the cap (without locking) and occupy their seats in the armed vehicle. At a command of the unit commander the AD unit continues the discounted movement until the fourth firing area
5. in the fourth part of the land mobile
armored target, the fighting vehicle stops on a special site, the archer detonates, takes one box with cartridges (armor-piercing and incendiary - 20pcs) and hands them over to the machine gunner.
At the signal of a raised hand by a machine gunner, the field referee raises a red flag signaling the readiness to begin shooting. The Chief Judge gives the command to launch targets (2 lightly armored mobile goal), they begin to move, the distance between them is 50-100 m, after the targets are set in motion, their defeat in a special- permitted sector of shooting. Shooting outside the specified area is strictly prohibited. After discharging the anti-aircraft machine gun, the machine-gunner disconnects the cartridge case, the anti-aircraft gunner dismounts, receives the cartridge box and puts it on the rack. Then he takes his staff place in a combat vehicle.
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