Armed police tests anti-terror capabilities in elite skills contest

China Military

The photo taken on Nov. 6, 2016 shows the opening ceremony of the first “Pinnacle” special service units professional skills competition of the Chinese People's Armed Police Force (APF) kicking off at a training base in Beijing on Sunday.

BEIJING, Nov. 7 (ChinaMil) -- The first “Pinnacle” professional skills competition involving special service units of the Chinese People's Armed Police Force (APF) was unveiled at a training base in Beijing on November 6. A total of 392 top-notch troops from APF's 49 special service units participate in the five-day competition.

The competition will challenge the contestants in 19 events including six to be carried out at night. All of the events will be conducted under specific tactical and maximum battlefield-like environments.

A leading officer of the APF's Staff Department explained that dozens of different kinds of targets are designed for the contest, which will randomly appear and the contestant who fails to shoot or misses the targets will be phased out.

The actual capability of armed police special troops to perform anti-terrorism missions will be showcased in the contest, which will provide a basis for the scientific assessment of the APF's construction of anti-terror troop strength, he added.

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