The International Military Competitions “Military Ski Patrol 2020” have been completed in Wroclaw, the Republic of Poland. The cadets of the faculty of preparation of specialists of Airborne Forces, Military Intelligence and Special Forces of the Military Academy (based in Odesa) took part in it for the first time.
Participants of the competitions, the servicemen of the Special Forces of Poland, the Great Britain, the United States of America, Canada and other NATO’s member states underwent through diverse testing on physical endurance and mental stamina in conditions of high-mountain terrain for four days.
During the performing tasks on surmounting the high-mountain terrain on sharp skis, the participants covered totally more than 100 kilometers on skis, carrying more than 30 kilograms of equipment, as well as organic weapon. It provided 48 hours to perform tasks. During this time, it was necessary to undergo eight checkpoints. It was assessed the ability to navigate in unfamiliar terrain, to surmount mountain terrain with the using climbing equipment, to accurately act in the course of evacuation of a casualty during a battle in mountain. The participants also had to demonstrate the combat shooting from different types of weapons and the grenade throwing.
By the competitions rule, only one team could be a winner. As a result, the best result was demonstrated by the hosts of competitions – the servicemen of the Republic of Poland. Our team at several stages displayed themselves with dignity and received good reviews from panel of judges. Ukrainian servicemen were the best in marksmanship from AR-15 and Glock-17 foreign weapon, as well as in grenade throwing for precision. They hit five targets from six. The Ukrainians received a high mark during performing a task on tactical medicine. They rendered the first aid to a wounded person and evacuated him, having shown the best result by time.