TEAM (21 MAX)
Reconnaissance unit (up to 10 men, 2 stand-bys)
Coaching group (2 men)
Support crew (3 max.)
Technical support crew (2 men)
The Institute was established in March 1967. Today it is one of the leading military educational institutions of the country.
Currently the Institute trains reconnaissance commanders and infantry units. Representatives from 7 foreign countries (Belarus, Armenia, Palestine, Laos, Yemen, Angola, Congo) study here. .
The military educational Institute trains officers for the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation and other agencies.
25 graduates of the Institute were awarded the title of the Hero of the Soviet Union and Russian Federation.
Full strength reconnaissance section performs parachute jumps from Mi-8 helicopter (or by ground means of transportation - by vehicles), advances to the assigned assembly point behind the “enemy” lines, located 500 m from the landing zone. Having arrived at the assembly point and having informed a judge about section arrival, the leader gives order to deploy a radio station and reports to the HQ.
Reconnaissance section performs a 5-kilometre accelerated march on foot with compulsory passing of 5 checkpoints. At the third checkpoint the section leader determines coordinates of the objective.
The section conducts reconnaissance ambush (raid)..
Reconnaissance unit, fully equipped with combat and simulation devices, overcomes the “scout’s path” (obstacle line) in 2 directions.
Drivers meet carry out an exercise «IFV driving in difficult terrain conditions» and meet IFV driving standards.
The route is 4-6 km long with natural and man-made obstacles. Start is at different time (2 minutes interval between crews).
The standards for IFV driving «IFV loading on the railway platform from end ramp and a side platform and unloading» or «IFV loading on a heavy semitrailer (50 tones) and unloading»..
The reconnaissance section swims with the equipment and weapons to cross a 100 m wide water obstacle.
A section leader establishes the communication with the HQ and reports the results of the mission accomplished.
A scout section performs a 3-kilometre accelerated march with shooting. Shooting is carried out by the section personnel, except for the scout grenadier, using organic arms.
1 stage — 210 points.
-20 safety requirements violation,
-10 communication session skipping;
-formation disorganization during boarding a helicopter, landing (disembarking), the advance to the assembly point without fire support or violation of tactical actions ;
-1 loss of equipment;
-1 mistakes in the transmitted data .
2 stage – 300 points
0 violation of safety requirements;
-10 safety requirements and camouflaging measures violation;
-10 skipping communication session;
-5 failure to overcome an obstacle ;
-5 loss of control, and formation disorder;
-1 loss of items of equipment.
3 stage — 280 points
0 skipping or failure to overcome a track bridge;
-3 failure to fulfill driving technique standard ;
-2 bypass of one obstacle;
-1 violating the rules of vehicles overtaking.
4 stage – 396 points.
-10 safety requirements violation;
-5 target is not hit;
-2 time loss at shot stops;
-2 single shot instead of bursts and vice cersa;
-2 loss of items of equipment.
5 stage – 150 points.
-10 rendering assistance by the rescue
-10 drowning of arms or means of communication
-1 concealment measures violations.
Results of the contest are qualified according to the final time of passing stages taking into account penalties, results of firing practice and firing from small arms and grenade launchers. The winner team is defined in general priority of units according to the least sum of places for all competition stages.
The team with the best score to overcome complex of obstacles «scout’s path» on the second stage of the contest, is awarded «For strength, agility and endurance» cup.
The team with the best record in the group shooting at the fourth stage of the Contest, is awarded «For the best shooting within the reconnaissance section» cup.
The winner team at the fifth stage of the contest is awarded « For the will to win» cup.
The winner of the contest is awarded «Masters of Reconnaissance» cup.