MINSK, 26 July (BelTA) – Preparations for a number of contests to be held as part of the International Army Games 2021 are nearing completion at premises of the 188th Guards Engineer Brigade. The Belarusian army engineers are getting ready to participate in the contests Engineering Formula, Safe Route, and Open Water, the Defense Ministry told BelTA.
The commanding officer of the 188th Guards Engineer Brigade, Colonel Aleksandr Tsagoiko said that preparations for the Games have been in progress since early May. The number of conscripted personnel in Belarusian teams will be higher this year, he said. The personnel demonstrated great results during preliminary stages.
The Engineering Formula competition is a relay race for six army engineer vehicles. A crew has to drive the vehicle to overcome various obstacles and carry out engineering tasks and pass on the baton to the next crew. As part of the Safe Route competition army engineers will have to build a bridge, make passages in logjams, and do multiple other tasks. The Open Water competition is a competition for pontoon units. Participants have to drive engineer vehicles to overcome a water obstacle fast, build a bridge crossing and a pontoon crossing, and move heavy army vehicles onto the other bank of the river.
Belarusian army engineers will participate in the International Army Games for the seventh time. They always bring medals home. The Belarusian team won a gold medal in the Engineering Formula competition in 2020.