A training for the personnel of the formations and units of the seaside union of forcing the water obstacles took place in Primorye, at Sergeevskiy range, under the command of commander of the 5th Army general-lieutenant Alexei Salmin . The trainings were held in several training locations in which more than 70 units of various techniques and about two thousand personnel were involved.
Practical exercises were the first part of the teaching in which they needed to overcome water barriers on several types of armored vehicles, also different emergency situations on the water and under water, during which the evacuation of people from conditionally defective combat vehicles and towing of equipment was held were simulated.
The second part of the training exercises included a battle with the crossing of water obstacles by divisions of Motorized Brigade with the assistance of the army aviation and artillery units.
The bridge unit made a crossing through the water obstacle with the length more than 100 meters, and it was crossed by a column of heavy technique.
BTR-80 in the process of crossing the water obstacles at Sergeevskoye range in Primorye
The crews of BMP-2 during the trainings of rescuing personnel from sinking machinery
Tank T-72B during the crossing of water obstacles in the time of the tactical exercises of Motorized Brigade and the engineering units of fifth Army with the support of army aviation of crossing water obstacles at Sergeevskoe range.
Installing of mine clearance UR-77 “Meteorite”
At the same time engineering units made passages in the antitank minefields by setting the UR-77. Then the T-72 tanks crossed the water obstacle under the water. Training pond also was crossed by armored carriers, combat vehicles and other armored vehicles.
Floating transporter PTS-2 during the crossing of wheeled vehicles
Floating transporter PTS-2 during the crossing wheeled vehicles
When the stripping the opposite shore was ended, forces of the first echelon drove the enemy, creating a right conditions for the pontoon units. With the command of the commander of the team personnel docked links pontoon bridge between each other and moved them to the moored at the shore ferry for splicing of elements into the future bridge.
Elements of pontoon bridge
Platoon ferry collected from the material part of the pontoon bridge fleet is moored by towing motor boat to the shore of the 249 training ground on Sergeevskoe range in Primorie.
Soldiers accompany the elements to the main component of the future bridge – platoon ferry
When the bridge was built, with the help of tug-boats BMK-130 it was deployed to the opposite shore.
Engineering divisions for the attack of forces of the second echelon, built a floating pontoon bridge of 119 meters long, and then the main column of heavy equipment passed through it.
BMP-2 during the passing through a pontoon bridge of 119 meters long on 249 training ground on Sergeevskoe range in Primorie.
In 2013 skills of engineering troops were useful to deal with the elements on the Amur, where 176 people of personnel from the engineering troops of the 5th Army and 67 units of equipment were used. 5th Army soldiers fulfilled all their tasks, including help for the local population. The delivery of sandbags during the construction of the dam for the protection of Komsomolsk-on-Amur in the period of maximum lift of the Amur River, was possible only on the track floating conveyors.