Military sports show
The Russian army has opened the world a new type of military sport. In mid-August, the first tank biathlon competitions took place at the Alabino training ground near Moscow. The initiative of the Minister of Defense of Russia, Army General Sergei Shoigu, has attracted the attention of the whole world. Unprecedented Teachings "Tank biathlon "dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the largest in stories tank battle under Prokhorovka. This year, tankers from Armenia, Belarus and Kazakhstan are taking part in the international stage, and the armed forces of Germany, Italy and the United States took part in the next competition with the invitation of Sergei Shoigu.
The best tank platoons and crews of the tank forces of the Russian Armed Forces were given the task of marching 18 kilometers, overcoming various obstacles and hitting targets over a distance of more than two kilometers. The fire is conducted on the models of tanks and low-flying air targets. Just like in sports biathlon, for every perfect miss, crews travel a half-kilometer penalty circle. Maneuvering, shooting from the spot, firing with the turning of a gun at 90 degrees and other complex elements are evaluated by a special military jury. T-72 tanks look unexpectedly bright: they are painted in different colors - red, blue, yellow or green, the same color and target, on which the crew firing. This is a necessary measure so that viewers can navigate during the competition.
The new sports show "Tank Biathlon", which will be presented to the viewer at the beginning of autumn, can rightly be called the world premiere. This is one of the most complex technological projects of modern television. The shooting employed a record number of filming equipment and specialists, working conditions are close to combat. Some of the one hundred cameras that shoot Tank Biathlon are controlled by robots - people are strictly prohibited from approaching targets.
From September 14, the viewer will be able to appreciate the incredible entertainment and excitement of “Tank Biathlon”, which combined the power of a military parade and the excitement of big-time sports.
Moderator: Dmitry Guberniev