“Seaborne Assault” survival trail event begins in East China’s Quanzhou – Xinhua

Members of the Chinese team participate in the 2018 International Army Games “Seaborne Assault” survival event in Quanzhou, southeast China’s Fujian Province, August 2, 2018. The Survival test of the International Army Games 2018 “Seaborne Assault” began Thursday in Quanzhou. (Xinhua / Jiang Kehong)

FUZHOU, Aug.2 (Xinhua) – The 2018 International Army Games “Seaborne Assault” survival test kicked off Thursday in Quanzhou, east China’s Fujian Province.

Teams from five countries will compete in the two-day event. Iran, Russia, Venezuela and China each have a platoon command and three Marine squads in the event, while Sudan has a Marine squad.

Platoon commands consist of a platoon leader, a sniper and a medic. Each marine squad consists of seven members, including a squad leader, driver, gunner, rocket launcher and rifleman.

The survival course was designed to test the demands of real combat. After completing their combat missions, Marine Squads will quickly withdraw from the battlefield and pass through blockade and enemy snipers.

According to the rules of the competition, the Marine Squads must perform a four kilometer armed fast march along a designated route. They will pass through obstacles such as an inclined wall with ropes, anti-tank hedgehogs, barbed wire, a lattice wall, a skate, tires and tunnels.

After the obstacles, they will perform shooting tasks before transporting the “injured” team members to the finish line.

The ranking of the teams will be based on their final finish time.

This is the first time that the Seaborne Assault competition has been organized by the Navy of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA). The competition consists of three events, a short obstacle course, a survival course and a relay race, and runs from July 30 to August 10.

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