PLA sends team for int'l jungle patrol competition in Brazil

Source: China Military OnlineEditor: Zhang Tao
2016-08-11 17:54

KUNMING, Aug. 11 (ChinaMil) -- A 10-member team of the Chinese PLA departed on Wednesday from the Changshui International Airport in Kunming, capital city of Southwest China’s Yunnan province, for Brazil to participate in the Second International Jungle Patrol Competition.

Hosted by the Brazilian Army, the competition will be held at the Manaus jungle operation training center in the Amazon state of Brazil from August 15 to 26. The 19 participating teams are from 14 countries including China, the U.S., Germany, France and Colombia.

This year's Jungle Patrol Competition consists of more than 20 events of basic skills such as azimuth angle measurement at jungle open space, shooting from a flying helicopter, shooting from a moving boat, collective shooting and diving from a flying helicopter as well as seven events of patrol tactics including anti-smuggling, anti-illegal logging and annihilation operation.

The 10 members of the Chinese team are all from a brigade under the 14th Combined Corps of the PLA Army. They all have ever participated in international military competitions or major military exercises.

Before leaving for Brazil, they had completed intensive training on the professional skills at the simulated competition venues.

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