LOCATION
Gvardeisky range,
Otar, the Republic of Kazakhstan
August 01 - August 09
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TEAM
(UP TO 9 PERSONS)
Team leader – 1 person
Deputy team leader (a judge) – 1 person
Referee - 1 person
Couch - 1 person
Close range UAV crew – up to 4 persons
Interpreter – 1 person
STAGES
1. Flights for aerial reconnaissance and correcting artillery fire in the daylight.
2. Flying for aerial reconnaissance at night.
3. "Relay race"
EQUIPMENT
Fixed wing UAV (close range) equipped with optical electronic pay load and electric engine.
The operational range of UAV - up to 40 km.
1 STAGE
FLIGHTS FOR AERIAL RECONNAISSANCE
EXERCISES NO. 1, 2 ARE CARRIED OUT WITHIN ONE FLIGHT
EXERCISE 1
"PREPARATION OF UAV SYSTEM FOR FLIGHT"
CONDITIONS
UAV System in travel configuration is located on the ground 50 meters away from deployment and launch site. UAV Crew awaits 5 meters away from the UAV System.


PROCEDURE

At the signal of the Chief Judge crew brings UAV to the deployment and launch site, deploys ground control station (hereinafter referred to as GCS) and prepares UAV for take-off. When crew is ready it launches UAV. Timing starts after the judge's command prior to take-off before UAV gets th height of 100m.


EXERCISE 2
"EN-ROUTE FLIGHT USING VIDEO CAMERA"
CONDITIONS
he UAV system is deployed and UAV is in the air 1km from the place of landing at th height of 200m.

PROCEDURE
At the command of the Chief Referee UAV the crew receives the map with depicted route and flies en route along check-points using UAV video camera. When flying over check-point, operator makes a snapshot and continues the flight, then returns to the landing pad and lands the UAV. The timing is conducted from the moment of receiving the map till the landing of UAV.

EXERCISE 3
"LANDING OF UAV, BRINGING THE SYSTEM TO TRAVEL MODE"

CONDITIONS
GCS is deployed 100 m away from landing pad, the UAV is airborne 1 km away from landing pad. Number of targets : 4
Target: a lorry with figures on the roof.

PROCEDURE

Upon command of the Chief Judge the UAV crew conducts UAV landing procedures and lands the aircraft in the designated area within a 30 m radius. After landing the UAV crew dissembles the UAV and the ground control station, places details in shipping container (cases, backpacks) and carries UAV system at a distance of 50 meters. The timing is conducted from the moment of the referee's command till conclusion of transporting the system.

EXERCISE 4
"ESCORT THE CONVOY ON THE MARCH"

CONDITIONS
UAV system is deployed and prepared. Flight area is in 25 km radius from GCS. The length of the route is 10 km, average speed 30 km/h.
UNIT DESIGNATION:
Raiding group on a vehicle
PROCEDURE
The UAV system is deployed and ready for operation. At the command of the Chief Judge the UAV takes off and the convoy starts moving. The UAV crew is to conduct terrain reconnaissance at a distance of up to 2 km and report to the convoy senior officer. If it is necessary to stop moving and relief the UAV the crew has to report to the convoy senior officer. The timing is conducted from the departure of the convoy and till the end of the march.
2 STAGE
FLIGHTS FOR AERIAL RECONNAISSANCE
IN THE NIGHT AND CORRECTING ARTILLERY FIRE
EXERCISE 1
"FIND AND DESTROY"

CONDITIONS
Perfomed in night.The UAV is ready.
Target:conditional object
Imitation of artillery fire - 120 mm mine models

PROCEDURE

At the signal of the Chief Judge the UAV crew receives coordinates of the air reconnaissance area, carries the UAV system to the launch site, deploys GCS and prepares the UAV for take-off.
When ready the UAV takes off and starts searching for the targets. When the operator detects the target he has to pin it on the screen. Then he reports its coordinates and specifications to the referee and continues the search.
The timing is conducted from the moment, when the team receives the diagram with the coordinates of the area till the landing of the UAV.
EXERCISE 2
"AIR SUPPORT"

CONDITIONS
It is carried out at night. UAV is deployed and prepared
to work. UAV units (up to 12 people) are situted at a distance of 2-3 km from UAV. Enemy`s units (3 groups per 8 persons
and 2 items of automobile vehicles).
PROCEDURE
At the command of the Chief Judge, the UAV unit receives the coordinates of designated area, takes off the UAV and displays it in the specified area. In the designated area, unit reveals a designated unit and searches for enemy units. During the search, the operator sends arbiter coordinates of the firing positions of three enemy groups, as well as indicates the direction of the safe exit of the unit from ambush. After that a nit makes the landing of the UAV at a given point.

EXERCISE 3
"FIND AND REPORT"

CONDITIONS
It is carried out at night. UAV is deployed and prepared for work. Area of air reconnaissance is at a distance ofno more than 25 km from the launching point. The area is up to 20 squar km.

OBJECTS OF DESIGNATION
Four military facilities: a tank in a trench, an IFV in a trench, a disguised truck, The MLRS at the position.
PROCEDURE
At the command of the chief judge, the UAV receives the coordinates of the reconnaissance area, raises the UAV into the air and searches for objects in the specified area. When detected
specified in the flight task of the object, the operator fixes it on no less than three sides, informs the arbiter the coordinates and characteristics of the object, after that a unit continues to search for objects. After finding and reporting the coordinates and characteristics of the fourth object reports on the completion of work, returns the UAV to the original area and lands at a given point. Time is counted from the moment of delivery of the flight
tasks before landing the UAV at a given point.

EXERCISE 4
"SHOOTING FOR A MARK"

FIRE TASK
Shooting from the AK-47

CONDITIONS
To shooting are allowed only declared members of the UAV units
in the number of 4 persons.
Replacement in the course of stage is not allowed. Set of weapons (4 assault rifles) according to the results of drawings are given to the unit. Members prepare weapons nd start doin exercise.

Conditions of shooting
Target: Breast target with circles (target №4)
Distance: 100m
Time: counted by the last shot, no more than 10 min
Ammo: 10 items
FIRE TASK "SHOOTING FROM THE PISTOL"
The shooting is allowed only the declared members of the UAV units in the amount of 4 persons. Replacement during the stage is not allowed. Set of weapons (4 PM pistols) according to the results of drawing, is given to the unit.
Conditions of shooting
Target: Breast target with circles (target №4)
Distance: 25m
Time: counted by the last shot, no more than 3 min
Ammo: 3 items
3 STAGE
PRACTICAL STAGE — "RELAY RACE"
ONLY 3 TEAMS THAT GOT 1,2,3 PLACES IN THE PREVIOUS STAGES PARTICIPATE
CONDITIONS
There will be three reconnaissance areas of 6-10 square km within 15-30 km from launch site. There will be one recconaissance object in each area. The UAV system is in travel mode located 50 meters from deployment and launch site.
PROCEDURE
At the signal of the Chief Judge the UAV crews carry their UAVs to the deployment and launch site, deploy the systems, prepare UAV for flight and launch UAVs when ready. After that the crews guide their UAVs to the designated area and start the searching. Having detected the target the operator takes at least three pictures of it from three different sides, determines its coordinates, directs the UAV to the landing site and then lands it.
Then the crew has to send the second aircraft to the next reconnaissance area and continues the search. Having detected the target in the second reconnaissance area the crew pins it and sends the UAV to the landing site for landing. After that the crew sends the third aircraft to the third reconnaissance area and conducts the same procedures. Another UAV has to take off only after the previous has landed.
RESULTS
The winner and prize-winners of the Competition are determined by the Judging Committee depending on the time of the exercises accomplished. When assessing the Competition
and the stages, the place are determined by summing the places of all exercises. In the case of equal number of points upon the results of the exercises, the teams are distributed according to the minimum amount of time spent for performing all the exercises.
AWARDING
Awarding of the winners and prize-winners of the Contest is carried out in the following nominations: "The best crew of UAV" (it is determined by the least amount of places occupied by the crew of UAV systems), "The best team" (determined by the results of the relay race). Additionally, the participants are evaluated and awarded in the nominations "Best operator of command and control (pilot)", "Best technical specialist".
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