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The team from Saratov will represent Russia at the contest gunners

The team from Saratov training center of missile troops and artillery will represent Russia at the international contest "Masters of artillery fire" in Kazakhstan, said on Sunday the press service of the Central military district.

According to the press service, in the Saratov region at the site "Wide Karamysh" ended all-army competitions on field training among the calculations for the 120-mm mortar complexes 2S12A "Masters of artillery fire in 2020."

"The best results were shown and took first place team 631 Saratov regional training center of missile troops and artillery of the land forces... the Winners of the all-army competition will take part in the international stage "international Army games – 2020", which will be held from 25 August to 3 September on the ground "Guards" in the Republic of Kazakhstan", - stated in the message.

According to the press service, the second place was occupied by troops of the Central military district, third - team of the Eastern military district. The main Cup of the all-army competition winner was awarded by the chief of rocket troops and artillery of the Russian Armed forces, Lieutenant General Michael Matveevsky.

It is noted that the competitions were held in three stages. The gunners competed in the proper execution of fire missions of mortar complex 2S12A "Sleigh", to defeat the purposes of the PKT machinegun, firing from grenade launchers RPG-7V and AK-74. Drivers mortar calculations demonstrated their skills in overcoming different obstacles such as a rail pass in mine obstacle, slope, plot maneuvering, marked passages to transport the car Ural-43206.