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Kazakhstan opens Masters of Artillery Fire, Sniper Frontier contests

01 August 2017 [14:32] - TODAY.AZ

By Azernews

By Rashid Shirinov

A solemn opening ceremony of the Masters of Artillery Fire and Sniper Frontier contests within the International Army Games - 2017 was held at the Otar military base in Kazakhstan.

Both contests, in which the Azerbaijani servicemen also take part among other national teams, will be held on August 1-9 at the military base, Azerbaijan's Defense Ministry reported on August 1.

The 17 teams participating in the Sniper Frontier contest have already completed preparations on the acceptance and adjustment of sniper rifles. Snipers of the Azerbaijan Armed Forces will demonstrate their skills by shooting sniper rifles SVD-S.

The International Army Games - 2017 started in Russia on July 29. The Games, which are attended by more than 150 teams from 28 countries, will be held in Russia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan and China until August 12.

Last year, Azerbaijan successfully performed in the Army Games. Participating in the contests Tank biathlon and Caspian Cup of the international military competition, representatives of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces became the winners of various stages in both categories. Azerbaijani military seamen ranked second at the Caspian Cup 2016 and were awarded with special medals.

Today, Azerbaijani Army is one of the most powerful, highly disciplined armies in the world and the leading army in the region, which is equipped with modern military machinery. The skills and combat readiness of the Azerbaijani army are growing year by year, as the country’s Armed Forces regularly conduct military exercises. The army building process in Azerbaijan is progressing as well.


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