Through the event, the ADAF Service and its affiliated units could learn from experience in leadership and organization of combat readiness training so as to firmly protect the airspace and meet task requirements in the current context.

Troops of Radar Station P-18M, Regiment 291, Division 365

In spite of the high sun, at the training field of a battalion in charge of training new recruits under Division 375, the competitors were still wholeheartedly joining the competition. The commanders of each team ordered their troops to quickly capture the battlefield and closely work together in the training session.

Speaking with Senior Lieutenant Vu Van Thong, Head of Radar Station P-18M, Regiment 293, Division 361, regarding this content, in addition to having good competence, troops should have good health and endurance, which have resulted from their daily regular training.

Troops of Radar Station P-18M, Regiment 290, Division 375

In order to assess troops’ competence and ability, this year’s competition consisted of both practical and theoretical categories in various fields, such as command and staff, politics, logistics, and techniques.

Particularly, the practical part focused on the troops’ preparation for training sessions as well as combat documents and their implementation of combat readiness shifting, to name but a few.

According to Senior Colonel Bui Duc Hien, ADAF Service’s Second-in-Command, this year’s event had new contents in line with reality and the future, such as assessing and forecasting the enemy and its advancement; updating and putting new equipment and weapons into use; and learning from experience gained during recent wars, among others.

“The steering committee and organizing panel of the competition also took the occasion to have a broader vision of the participants’ competence, leadership, and ability at all levels,” added Senior Colonel Bui Duc Hien.

Throughout the competition, the participants were well aware of all theoretical contents and features of their assigned weapons and equipment, as well as their missions in each position. They also had chance to hone their skills in exactly assessing hostile forces and reporting them to higher levels and other units in a timely manner.

Colonel Luong The Tuyen, Commanding Officer of Regiment 292, Division 377, held that this was an occasion for troops to gain knowledge and experience and apply it to their task performance.

In order to raise combat readiness competence and protect airspace, Senior Colonel Bui Duc Hien requested the participating units study the enemy’s technologies, such as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), high-tech weapons, ultra-light flying vehicles, and stealth aircraft, among others.

Meanwhile, radar regiments under the ADAF Service should conduct one-side, two-level exercises with tabletop and field training contents for their troops to raise their will, competence, and ability, as well as their mobility, in line with reality.

Translated by Minh Anh