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Testing New Russian Arms For Golan Peacekeeping

The Peacekeeping Training School Team in Blackrock, Nadi, conducted a two-day live firing exercise at the Nausori Highlands on Monday and Tuesday for the United Nations Disengagement Force (UNDOF) Batt
14 Jul 2016 10:01
Testing New Russian Arms For Golan Peacekeeping
PICTURED: 1. Corporal Taniela Bukateci fires a live round from the AK74 during a firing exercise in the Nausori Highlands. Photo: RFMF Media Cell 2. Staff sergeant Mikaele Koroi firing the 50 calibre machine gun at the Nausori Highlands during a live firing exercise. Photo: RFMF Media Cell

The Peacekeeping Training School Team in Blackrock, Nadi, conducted a two-day live firing exercise at the Nausori Highlands on Monday and Tuesday for the United Nations Disengagement Force (UNDOF) Batt 4 Draft consisting of 300 personnel.

Captain Robert Browne, the Officer Commanding of the Peacekeeping School said this was the first time the draft personnel had to test fire the Russian arms.

These are the weapons that they will take with them to replace the K2 rifles currently being used in UNDOF.

The consignment is the outcome of an initiative by Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama to better equip our peacekeepers in some of the world’s increasingly volatile trouble spots.

These new weapons which were aided by the Russian government include AK74 assault rifles, PKM Light Machine Gun, RPK 74 Light Machine Gun, Pistolet Markorov 9mm pistol and the Korean K6 50 calibre Heavy Machine Gun.

Prior to this Republic of Fiji Military Forces (RFMF) personnel selected to serve with 1FIR under UNDOF had been undergoing training at Blackrock, under the guidance of the experienced staff of the peacekeeping school.

Paramount amongst these lessons was the safe and effective handling of the weapons prior to the live firing field shoot.

 

 

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