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Thursday, January 18, 2018

The Ukrainian army has conducted tank exercises by NATO standards

On September 23 one of the polygons of tactical group “Lugansk” of the Armed forces of Ukraine held tactical exercises with the crews of tanks to NATO standards. This is stated in the press service of the Ministry of defense of Ukraine.

“During the class tankers showed their skills while driving in difficult terrain conditions with a theoretical damage blocks visual observation, said the Ministry of defense. – The essence of the exercise is that the driver with the stick monitoring devices (triplex), and then the commander of the machine using a remote control directs the actions of the driver”.

Exercise with the theoretical damage trimplex especially important for developing coordination of crew members, who often have to deal with it in actual combat.

As noted in the MD, many of the tasks that had to carry the crews of tanks and other elements of the exercises were borrowed from the competition tank “a Strong Europe-2017”, which was held in Germany, and taking into account the experience gained by the Ukrainian military during the so-called ATO.

According to one of participants of the exercises, the commander of a tank unit, the main difference between yesterday’s teachings is that “for the first time in Ukraine’s Armed forces platoon has 4 tanks”. “This is very helpful, since damage to one tank the other car can evacuate from the battlefield, and a couple of cars, which remains effective, is able to fully perform the tasks,” he says.

At the end of training the Ukrainian military has perfected techniques flank shooting at movement in the conditions of the RAID and the tank “swings” with the transition of a tank platoon in the attack without using ammunition.


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