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The head of the team
Combat engineering unit: officer (detachment commander),
engineers (NCOs and enlisted personnel) – 5 persons
TMM heavy mechanized bridge crew – 5 persons
(including 1 commissioned officer)
BAT track layer crew – 2 persons
IMR combat engineer vehicle crew – 2 persons
Coaching group – 2 persons
Maintenance crew – 2 persons
Support crew – 3 persons

1. Ford reconnaissance by engineering reconnaissance patrol (section, сrew).
2. Anti-personnel mines clearance by etching method and minefields detection.
3. Assemblage of the mechanized bridge from the TMM set.
4. Recovery of the column way section by the BAT team.
5. Passage making by combat engineer vehicle (IMR).


• TMM-3 heavy mechanized bridge.
• BAT track layer.
• IMR-2 combat engineer vehicle.
• VSM mining system.
• OVR-2 combined-arms mine-clearing complex
• IMP-S mine detector
• TM-62 anti-tank mine

The ford should be 8 m wide, 30 m long and 1 m deep. The column stops 10 m from the ford, the place of stop is marked by the anti-tank hedgehog.

After the armored personnel carrier (APS) stops, the squad dismounts and removes the anti-tank (AT) hedgehog. Four AT mines are detected and destroyed in the ford.

The organizers should mark in advance the ford with markers for the competition. After the destruction of the mines, the squad leader commands to put together engineer munition, to place ford markers to mount the APC personnel and reports to the command post using communication means that the task has been performed.

A sector of remotely deliverable anti-personnel minefield (RDM) is laid (the width of the minefield is 30 m and the depth is 30 m) using helicopter mining system. The boundaries of the minefield sector are marked. Two POM-2 anti-tank mines and four PMN-2 anti-personnel mines are laid in the sector of RDM. Having approached to the minefield borders, two engineers throw cats with ropes along an axis of the planned pass and treat a site of a minefield (15m depth on the right, 12 m depth on the left).

Then all 4 engineers with mine detectors move with an interval of 1,5 m and make a pass (6 m width and 30 m depth). When a sapper finds a mine he sits on one knee and gives the signal by raising hand up, whole team stop moving, the commander of the section puts a pointer for its disposal by on-site overhead charges. Reconnaissance continues on the command.

The bridge is constructed over the anti-tank ditch (width – 6 m, length – 18 m, depth – 1.6 m.) After negotiating the remotely deliverable minefield the APC moves to the right and stops. The counterobstacle vehicle must be behind the APC.

The first truck of the HMB (TMM) travels to the place of the organization of the bridge crossing and emplaces the bridge construction by the order of the movement support detachment commander.

Having assembled the bridge span, the first HMB truck occupies the place behind the APC.

The second, third and the forth HMB trucks emplace bridge spans and form a column. Having emplaced the bridge, the HMB crew puts boundary markers and road signs (the load bearing capacity of the bridge and speed) in the places prepared in advance.

Six funnels with depth of 1 meter, diameter of 6 meters are put (for task execution using BAT bulldozer equipment) task of the team BA-2 – to restore section of the column way with a length of 50 m.

The Section of the BAT by the command moves to the obstacle (Six funnels). Change actuator from transport to working position (Bulldozer). With Bulldozer Equipment produce backfill craters in the area of movement.

A log barrier is installed (to carry out the mission using the telescopic arms of the IMR counterobstacle vehicle). Anti-tank ditch 2 m wide and 2.5 m deep is dug. The barrier is made (to carry out the mission using bulldozer equipment of the IMR counetrobstacle vehicle). The competitors remove wooden poles one by one using crane boom to the right road shoulder onto a special site having standard dimensions, prepared in advance. Then they should put the poles on each other (distance between markers of the site 40 cm). Then the crew moves to the place of organization of the pass over the anti-tank ditch, prepares the bulldozer equipment and carries out the mission.

After overcoming the anti-tank ditch, the crew of the IMR counterobstacle vehicle makes the passage in the tree barrier (burning) at maximum speed. Engineer reconnaissance patrol on the APC simultaneously follows the counterobstacle vehicle along the lane and forms a column at the final line.
The winners and the prize-winners are determined by the decision of the panel of judges by the best time results that the teams have shown during the relay race, with drawing up a rating list and record of the results of the competition.
The award of the winners and prize-winners by cups and medals is held in solemn atmosphere, during the award ceremony, after all the rounds are completed and after the judge confirm the final record of the rounds.

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