About Open Water contest

Russian Defence Ministry
Li Jiayao


Team leader

Competition team leader

Pontoon company – 72 men

Engineer squad – 5 men

Amphibious APC crews: platoon leader, 3 crews, 2 persons each – 6 men

BAT track layer – 2 men

Coaching group – 2 men

Maintenance unit – 3 men

Technical support unit – 2 men


1. Engineer reconnaissance of a water obstacle by engineer reconnaissance patrol on special inflatable boat

2. Deploying the bridge over the anti-tank ditch and driving towards water obstacle by BAT track layer

3. Mortar battery water-crossing by amphibious carriers

4. Evacuation of injured man from the opposite bank by boat

5. Equipping of 60-ton ferry and transporting of the ammunition vehicle to the opposite bank

6. Equipping of two platoon ferries and transporting of tank platoon group to the opposite bank with the replacing of the interior bay in the second platoon ferry

7. Equipping of a company ferry and transportation of heavy tracked vehicles to the opposite bank


− PMP pontoon-bridge park

− PTS amphibious medium transport vehicle

− SNL special inflatable boat.

− BAT track layer

− Diving equipment

− BMK towing motorboat

The engineer-technician squad owing the inflatable boat SNL starts moving to the waterline to overcome the water barrier (open water maneuvering stage). After the accomplishment of the objective the engineer-technician squad goes to the opposite bank and takes the deliberate cover.


BAT track-layer crew moves from the starting line overcomes the water obstacle and reaches the bank for deploying the bridge over antitank ditch. Using the bulldozing kit Trail-builder deploy the bridge over antitank ditch and organizes the road to the water obstacle.


PTS Amphibious Personnel Carrier crews moves from the starting line overcomes obstacles and reaches "Ural-4320" vehicles shipping place. Crews complete shipping of "Ural-4320" vehicles on the carrier, fixture it and after overcoming water obstacle, reach far bank.


Bridge-erection boat crew on the main vehicle moves from the starting line overcomes obstacles and goes to the waterline. The task is to evacuate the injured man from the far bank. The boat crew unships the main vehicle on the water surface, overcomes water obstacle and evacuates the injured man from the far bank. The task is complete when the injured man is delivered to the home bank.


Pontoon company personnel by three vehicles with interior bays moves from the starting line overcomes obstacles and goes to waterline with the purpose of equipping of 60 ton. Ferry and transporting of the vehicle loaded with ammunition to the far bank. Pontoon company crew throws the interior bay on the water surface, arranges the ferry, ships the vehicle and transports it to the far bank. When task is complete, crew goes back to the home bank.


The pontoon company moves from the start line, overcoming the obstacles, goes to the waterline with purpose of equipping two platoon ferries and transporting the equipment to the opposite bank. After reaching the water line, the interior bays are dropped and the crews start assemble the platoon ferries. After assembling crews embark equipment onto the ferries and carry it one by one to the opposite bank and drop it at the appointed area.


Pontoon company personnel assemble company ferry, ships the equipment, transport it to the far bank and go back to the home bank. This is the end of the relay race.


At the end of all the stages of the competition all teams are awarded medals for the first, second and third place. The rating table position of every participating team is determined by the number of the medals received in each stage. The team event winners are determined by the greatest number of all medals received.


Team event winners and prize-winners are awarded medals for the first, second and third places and a cup for the first place in the whole competition.



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