Moscow. 20 August 2022. Biathlon (shooting from the ground from various positions) platoon with shooting from small arms and grenade launchers, without crews stage concluded today at Bugar training ground. The Russian Federation team finished eighth out of sixteen teams.

In the hot climate, the teams ran the 10km distance according to the results of the draw and performed well. There were water points along the route, and a support team met the paratroopers at the finish line.

Airborne Platoon 2022 international competition is taking place in the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria from 15 to 27 August.  The competition involves Bufarik airfield, Bugar training ground, Charchal and Ain Huissara. Teams from 16 countries are participating: People’s Republic of China, Republic of Belarus, Russian Federation, People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria, Socialist Republic of Vietnam, Republic of Tajikistan, Republic of Nicaragua, Kyrgyz Republic, Republic of Mali, Burkina Faso, Democratic Republic of Congo, Syrian Arab Republic, Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Republic of India, Republic of Sudan and Republic of Uzbekistan.

This year’s Airborne Platoon competition will have two subgroups, following the example of Tank Biathlon competition.