A trial experimental course of soldier training planned to be introduced in Russia will help to decide whether it should be applied throughout the country or not. We’ll get a chance to evaluate it by visiting a motorized rifle brigade.
Though the period of service in the army was reduced to 1 year instead of 2, intensity of training was increased twice. Now soldiers will be trained 8 hours a day and have 6 busy days a week including Saturday. Their schedule includes weapons practice, physical training, march drill, intelligence and engineer training, etc.
The program still has some disadvantages. Officers have to cope with huge working load because they are not free even on Sundays getting prepared for the next week. Besides, length of conscription will have to be corrected so that recruits who are conscripted in May-June could start their training at the same time.
The tank is supplied with a laser projector.
BTR-80, a wheeled armoured personnel carrier.
BTR-82A, modern version.
This equipment is used by intelligence units.
An armor-plated vehicle.
The armor shutters protect the engine.
Armor depth. In case of military actions a special civil maintenance brigade will arrive at rear zone to make repairs at place. Such a service is provided even now if malfunctioning is observed. Specialists consult soldiers on how the problem can be eliminated.
Training of mortar gunners who use illuminating bombs.
Sniper gun sight.
Learning to drive military equipment.
This tank is used only at the initial training stage not to damage new models.
New models are used for shooting.
Equipment of a rifle brigade.
Journalists are making a reportage.
A new pennon of the brigade.