Location
Guangxu, the People's Republic of China
About Airborne Platoon contest
Team (29 persons)
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.



STAGES
1.1. Landing within a platoon, battle march.
1.2. Individual BMD (BTR) race.
1.3. Individual platoon biathlon without crews, small arms and grenade launchers shooting.
2.1. BMD (BTR) sprint.
2.2. Air assault track overcoming with natural and artificial obstacles.
3.1. Combat vehicles (BTR) pursuit race with firing..
3.2. Direction finding within squads (patrol race), without crews.
4.1. BMD (BTR) relay race.
4.2. Battle marsh (relay race) overcoming the obstacles track for air assault units with small arms shooting without crews.
4.3. Individual accurate parachute jumping.




EQUIPMENT AND ARMAMENT


• ACVs of the second generation: BMD-2, BTR-80, BTR-82.

• D-10 (D-6 4) parachute systems or its analogue.

• Arbalet parachute system or its analogue.

• 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).

• 30 mm 2А42 automatic cannon (BTR-82А). 7.62 mm PKT coaxial machine guns mounted on combat vehicles.

LANDING WITHIN A PLATOON, CARGO SERCH AT THE LANDING GROUND, BATTLE MARSCH
CONDITIONS
During the stage the participating teams shall carry out:
1. Parachute jumping.
2. Search of a cargo at the landing ground.
3. 10 km battle march.

Landing is carried out with a D-6 serial parachute system and includes jumping from MI-8 helicopter (AN-2 airplane) at the altitude of 800- 1000 m with 3 sec stabilization. It is conducted in normal weather conditions: surface wind speed – no more than 6 m/s, cloud tops over the landing altitude – not less than 50 m.
RESULTS
The time of passing the first stage of the Competition is composed of the time necessary for: landing of the squads, assembling of the squads at the landing ground, battle marching made by the platoon of the participating state

INDIVIDUAL BMD (BTR) RACE
DETERMINES EACH CREW (SQUAD) RATING

CONDITIONS
Three squads of each participating team take part in this stage (each on BMD-2, BTR). Individual BMD-2 (BTR) race is conducted along the 3 km circular route. Each team is represented by three crews participating by their BMD-2 (BTR). 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 passage time; the penalty time added for failure when overcoming obstacles and the penalty time for each unstuck target. The crew's results are put down into the rating table.

BIATHLON (SHOOTING FROM DIFFEREN POSITIONS IN TRANSITION) WITHING SQUADS, SMALL ARMS AND GRENADE LAUNCHERS SHOOTING WITHOUT CREWS
CONDITIONS
The teams are on the start line of 10,5 km battle march, (3 х 3 х 3 х 1,5 km) representative of the judges committee 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. The distance between the first and the last crewmember of each squad on the route has to be less than 20 m. The start is given to each team with an interval of not less than 15 min. The distance between the first team-member and the last one shall not exceed 20 m for a squad in marsh.
PENALTIES
After checking the targets, the judge commission adds the penalty lap of 200 m for each unstruck target to the total time of the team, which is to be overcame upon completion of the distance without crossing the finish line by the squad.






BMD (BTR) SPRINT
DETERMINES THE ORDER AND START TIME FOR THE TEAMS IN THE PURSUIT RACE, AS WELL AS RATING POSITIONS OF EACH CREW

CONDITIONS
The second stage "BMD (BTR) Sprint" 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. There are three BMD-2 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 of the Competition.


AIR ASSAULT TRACK OVERCOMING WITH NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL OBSTACLES
DETERMINES THE ORDER AND START TIME FOR THE TEAMS IN THE ORIENTEERING AND RATING POSITIONS OF EACH CREW

CONDITIONS
The exercise «Air assault track overcoming with natural and artificial obstacles» is carried out from the start line for a distance of 3,2 km overcoming air assault track elements, natural and artificial obstacles.
Crew members shoot 5 times, the distance to the target is 100 m. Only hitting the operational part of the target is counted. Machine gun shooting is held in serial fire using bipods. Grenade shooting is conducted by one round. The distance to the target is 250 m.
PENALTIES
It is allowed to help during the exercise, but without lending personal hand arm to the comrade. The distance between the first and the last crewmember of each team (platoon) on the route has to be less than 50 m.

BTR-80



3.1. COMBAT VEHICLES (BTR) PURSUIT RACE WITH FIRING
DETERMINES THE RATING POSITION OF EACH PARTICIPATING CREW

CONDITIONS
The third stage of the Competition «Combat vehicles (BTR) pursuit race» is conducted on a 6 km circular route. The start is not simultaneous with a 60 sec gap according to the finish time of the previous "Sprint" stage (the judging commission adds 60 sec of the penalty time to the start time of the crews that have failed to take the prize places on the second stage). Every crew passes three laps. There are three BMD-2 on the route at the same time
RESULTS
The result of a crew is composed of the total distance time and the penalty time added for non-compliance of estimated figures while crossing obstacles.


BTR-82


3.2. DIRECTION FINDING WITHIN SQUADS (PATROL RACE), WITHOUT CREWS


CONDITIONS
The orienteering (direction finding) is carried out in accordance with the rules of International Rogaining Federation (IRF) within two hours (short distance). Team – three squads of the team per fife persons.
The start – general according to the races, the race comprises per one squad of a team, the time interval between the races is 20 mins
RESULTS
The teams are evaluated for the maximum number of points gained by the squad. Among the platoons - for the maximum number of points gained by all squads. In case of equal number of points the pride of place goes to the team spent min time for distance overcoming.

TARGETS

MACHINE GUN
HELICOPTER
CHEST SHOOTING TARGET
FULL-BODY SHOOTING TARGET
BTR
FLARE HELICOPTER

4.1. BMD (BTR) RELAY RACE
Determines the rating position of each participating team

CONDITIONS
The fourth stage of the Competition «Relay race» is conducted on the 6 km circular route. Each crew passes 3 laps on a BMD-2, and then the next crew succeeds. The start is simultaneous. There are three BMD-2 on the route at the same time.


RESULTS
The result of a crew is composed of the total distance time, the penalty time and the time added for failure in accomplishing standards while crossing obstacles.

4.2. BATTLE MARCH (RELAY RACE) OVERCOMING THE OBSTACLES TRACK FOR AIR ASSAULT UNITS WITH SMALL ARMS SHOOTING WITHOUT CREWS
CONDITIONS
The exercise «Battle march (relay race) overcoming the obstacles track for air assault units with small arms shooting without crews» is carried out from the start line for a distance of 4,4 km accomplishing small arms shooting from different positions: by the 1st unit – from laying position (for RPKS-74 – with bipods, for AKS-74– by hand unsupported), by the 2nd unit – from the knee position (for RPKS-74 – with bipods), by the 3rd unit – from standing position (for RPKS-74 – with bipods).
The start is simultaneous. The next unit goes to the distance after the previous one has reached the finish.
PENALTIES
The participants complete three shootings (rounds) in each position. Upon the results the judging committee adds to the team (platoon) a 200 m penalty lap for each unstruck target.

4.3. INDIVIDUAL ACCURATE PARACHUTE JUMPING
CONDITIONS
Jumping is carried out by the serial parachute systems of special designation (guided parachute systems of "wing" type classification) entered into service by participating armed forces and not spots ones. The jumping is performed from Mi-8 helicopter (AN-2 airplane) at the altitude of 1200-1300 m with not less than 3 sec stabilization with interval of not less than 3 sec after the previous unit has jumped out of the airplane and 3 sec of stabilized descending.
Jumping is performed in weather conditions according to the technical characteristics of parachute systems and requirements of guided documents on parachute systems use of each participating country (the team leader is responsible).
PENALTIES
When taking into account the accuracy of the landing from the center of the circle, the penalty points are assigned:
• for not falling into the circle - 6 points;
• for apparent non-compliance with ship's group of the interval of separation of parachutists from the aircraft (1,5-2 sec) - 1 point;
• for actions of the parachutist, leading to the violation of the safety of jumping with a parachute - 6 points.
The penal of judges has the right to disqualify the participant of a team for violation of safety requirements while of jumping with a parachute.
The parachutist's actions leading to a violation of the safety of the parachute jumping include:
• low opening of the parachute system (below 800 m);
• transfer of the canopy from parachute mode to stall mode at a height below 100 m;
• turns more than 180 ° at an altitude below 100 m;
• turns more than 90 ° at an altitude below 50 m;.
RESULTS
The winner and prize takers 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 overcoming obstacles 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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