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THE BEST TANK AND BMP CREWS

Recently on the order of the RA AF General Staff’s Head in the training centre «Asparez» the competition of tanks and BMP crews has been conducted. The crews took exams on physical, technical, combatant drills, tactics and other subjects. After the theoretical exams all the crews fulfilled tasks on machine driving and military firing. During one of the tasks the crews, leading an unknown route, overcame the line of obstacles on military equipment.

CONCLUSIONS OF LIBYAN WAR

According to military expert Artsroun Hovanesyan, from Libyan war we can make several conclusions:
1. Without USA participation NATO is not able to conduct full-scale military operations.
2. After the collapse of the Soviet Union the European countries to intensively disarm themselves. However after some time they would regret about that since the Eastern countries intensively arm themselves. The center of militarisation shifts from West to East.
3. Today no one from the powerful countries – USA, China, Russia, Japan, South Korea, Turkey, Israel – is not willing to unite. Among these countries no military cooperation is noticed.

ODYSSEY OF AMERICAN GENERALS IN ARMENIA

In October, 1970 during the flight from Erzerum to Kars (territory of Western Armenia, now Turkey) because of the cloudy weather and pilot’s mistake the American plane lost its orientation, violated USSR border and landed in Leninakan (now Gyumri, Republic of Armenia). The Soviet propaganda described that fact as “gross violation of air border and provocation”.

“FIRE SHIELD-2011” COMPETITION’S WINNERS

Recently the totals of artillerymen annual all-army competition “Fire Shield” were summed up. The Competition participants had to resolve problems, which were worked out by the RA MOD Rocket Troops & Artillery Department’s specialists and during the education year were published in the Armenian MOD newspaper “Hay Zinvor” (Armenian Soldier). Among the problems were: conditional enemy’s location’s determination, analysis of battle situation, locality and weather conditions, fire direction’s determination on the basis of artillery reconnaissance data etc. Participant’s answers were examined by the Commission headed by Deputy Head of Department Colonel A.Mkrtchyan.

“THE BEST ARTILLERY BATTERY” COMPETITION’S RESULTS

From September 26 till October 8 the final stage of “The Best Artillery Battery” Competition was conducted. The Committee consisted of RA AF Rocket Troops & Artillery Department’s specialists comprehensively checked the everyday service of the batteries, their ability to fulfill formulated tasks, firing and fire-control, their tactical, technical and special training.

RESERVISTS TRAINING ASSEMBLY

On October 19 the training assembly of reservists was over, which started on the 1st of April. Assembly conducts for the first time according to the “RA Law on Military Duty” and order confirmed by RA Defense Minister Seyran Ohanyan early this year.
Assemblies lasted from 3 to 10 days subject to their nature. According to Colonel G.Goulyan, Deputy Head of RA AF GS Organization-Mobilization Department, the first assembly was conducted with reservist sappers of Engineers Corps, and the last – with Air Defense specialists.

ARMENIAN SERVICEMEN WON 2 GOLDEN AND 1 SILVER MEDALS

From October 1-9 the group of Armenian servicemen took part in the 8th Sports Contest of CIS countries Armed Forces in Saint Petersburg. Groups from Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Ukraine also participated in the Contest. Azerbaijan refused from participation due to the lack of finances.
Consisting from only 8 members the Armenian delegation won 3 medals – 2 golden and 1 silver.
Contest participant, student of RA MOD Military Institute after V.Sargsyan Romick Vardumyan shooting targets from ПM3 pistol, collected 284 points and won a gold medal.