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7 Aug 2019

Belarusians leading after first stage of Sniper Frontier contest

Belarusians leading after first stage of Sniper Frontier contest

MINSK, 7 August (BelTA) – Belarusians are in the lead after the first stage of the Sniper Frontier contest held as part of the International Army Games 2019, BelTA learned from the Belarusian Defense Ministry website.

An individual competition of the Sniper Frontier contest ended in the exercise area Brestsky on 6 August. As the final part of the first stage the snipers had to shoot three targets using six shots over a distance of 300-600 meters from a prone position. As a result of the individual competition a Belarusian sniper came first in three out of seven events.

As a result, Belarusian snipers came first and second in the individual competition. Representatives of China, Iran, and Kazakhstan are also in the top ten.

The rating of every team (the score gained by all the snipers) was determined as a result of the first stage. Eight teams will compete in the second stage of the Sniper Frontier contest: Belarus, Russia, Kazakhstan, China, Uzbekistan, Iran, Vietnam, and Azerbaijan. They will make up Group A and will compete for regular prizes. The other teams will make up Group B and will compete for recognition prizes of the chief of the Special Operations Forces of the Armed Forces of Belarus.

The scale of this year’s event is particularly large. The competitions have gathered over 5,000 military personnel in 221 teams from 37 countries. The professional military are expected to compete for 32 sets of medals in 21 exercise areas at the same time. The Belarusian teams will participate in 18 contests to be held in Russia, Kazakhstan, China, India, Uzbekistan, and Belarus. The Belarusian teams include tank crewmen, pilots, engineers, paratroopers, motorists, artillery specialists, communications specialists, dog handlers, air defense gunmen, and NBC defense troops. The contests Sniper Frontier and Polar Star will take place in an exercise area near Brest in Belarus.


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