Defense Ministry: Azerbaijani tank crews participate in “Tank biathlon” competition

“Azerbaijani tank crews are participating in “Tank biathlon” as part of “International Army Games – 2016”, the Defense Ministry said.

“Tank crews from Venezuela, Belarus, Angola, Kyrgyzstan, Zimbabwe, Tajikistan and Azerbaijan demonstrated their skills in individual races on the second day of the competition. In “Individual race”, each tank crew must go through 3 circles up to 5 km in length to perform the firing from gun, anti-aircraft machine-gun and coaxial machine gun. In each round the tanks must overcome various obstacles and barriers,” the Ministry said.

“At each stage of shooting targets are the models of tanks, helicopters and antitank crews of the imaginary enemy. The result of tank crew arrival will consist of the total travel time distance with penalty points. 12 teams with the highest number of points on the basis of “Individual race” will go to the semi-finals and take part in “Relay race”, the Defense Ministry added.