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THE BEST MOTO-INFANTRY PLATOONS ОПРЕДЕЛЕ

On October 2-16 in all the military unities of the RA national army the competition «The best moto-infantry platoon» was conducted. Such a competition is conducted every year in the end of the education year’s summer phase. The best platoon is determined according to the programs of the RA AF military drill. During the competition the experience of leading methodologists on conducting military drill is being summarized, too.

EXERCISES WITH MILITARY FIRING

Recently in the 4th Army Corpus tactical training with military firing has been conducted. According to the exercises scenario, one of the military units was brought to high military alertness, conducted a spurt and occupied the defensive line. The subunits conducted a defensive fight with a conditional enemy in the close touch conditions. In conditions, very close to military ones, a special attention was paid to the development of fire management skills of commanders of all levels.

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.