Moscow. 01 September 2021. Today, at the Alabino training ground, within the framework of one of the most spectacular competitions of the International Army Games “Tank Biathlon”, the first semi-final races at the “Relay” stage took place.

The semi-final race of the tankers of the first division of the national teams of Russia, Kazakhstan, China and Azerbaijan started at 15 o’clock.

During the “Relay”, each tank crew went through four circles, overcoming obstacles and hitting targets in three firing lines. Shooting was carried out from a tank cannon on the move, from coaxial and anti-aircraft machine guns – from a place. The competition was attended by three crews from the team on one tank with a replacement crew.

The first to complete their performance in the semifinal race were Russian tankers. They finished with a provisional time of 1 hour and 36 minutes. 16 sec. Even with the added time penalty (43 seconds), this is the best time in today’s race. Chinese tankers with a preliminary result of 1 hour 39 minutes. 37 s. came to the finish line second. For 1 h. 45 min. 07 p. tankers of Kazakhstan passed the track and took third place in the race. With a small lag behind them (19 seconds), the tankers of Azerbaijan finished.

The final verdict on the results of this race will be made by the panel of judges after careful analysis, as well as viewing video recordings and visual inspection of each hit target.

In the first half of today’s competition day, tank crews of the second division, representing Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, performed.

The tankers of Kyrgyzstan were the first to cope with all the tests on the Tank Biathlon track. They finished with a provisional time of 2 hours 23 minutes. 11 sec. With a lag of more than 15 minutes, the “Relay” was completed by the servicemen of Tajikistan. Their preliminary result of passing the route was 2 hours 38 minutes. 37 s.