The Myanmar Tank Squad taking part in the Tank Biathlon (Division-2) of the International Army Games-2021 launched in the Russian Federation on 22 August deservedly cruised into the final stage with standing at the second position in the group by passing the different group events.
The Myanmar team competed in the individual race together with Mali, Kyrgyzstan and Laos in the group event. Myanmar fighter vehicle team-1 stood first in the event by setting the record of 28 minutes and 57 seconds on 22 August, the team-2 second with 26 minutes and 47 seconds on 25 August and the team-3 second with 30 minutes and 45 seconds on 27 August. These three teams took the second position with the records of 86 minutes and 29 seconds among eight teams of group-2. Hence, Myanmar Tank Squad could reach the semifinals together with Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Laos and South Ossetia.
In the semifinal event, Myanmar Tank Squad had to choose the draw lot for taking part in the events of relay race, firing 125mm artillery, 12.7mm anti-aircraft machine gun and 7.62mm machine gun on the respective way.
The second semifinal was held yesterday. Despite the out of order of arm system at the tank and bad weather, members of the Myanmar Tank Squad relentlessly participated in the event and stood first in the semifinal-2 event of Division-2 with setting the record of 2 hours, 28 minutes and 20 seconds. The team could stand the second position in Division-2 with the best shot capability.
The Tank Biathlon (Division-2) will take place on 3 September with the participation of Myanmar, Kyrgyzstan, South Ossetia and Tajikistan.
Members of the Myanmar Tank Squad are participating in the Tank Biathlon of the International Army Games for the fourth time, including this year, with strenuous efforts to have the experiences of competition, technologies and friendships among the international military organizations. —MNA