River-crossing exercise for engineer troops

River-crossing exercise for engineer troopsphoto

PANO - Engineer Brigade 550 of Army Corps 4 in association with Air Defense Brigade 71, Artillery Brigade 434 and the provincial armed forces of Binh Duong and Dong Nai conducted a river-crossing exercise recently. The exercise was held in order to evaluate training, troops’ capabilities in river-crossing, commanders’ expertise and the collaboration among participating units, thereby to garner experience to better perform other exercises in future. During the exercise, Brigade 550 built a 60-ton PMP floating bridge (a type of floating, ready-made, bridge) to help troops cross over 225 meters of the river’s surface. Against the darkness and a high-speed current with numerous eddies, the unit’s troops were able to cross the river successfully. The People’s Army Newspaper would like to introduce some images of the exercise.Translated by Trung Thanh

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