Russian journalists visit mikhailovsky military Artillery Academy

Russia’s “news” recently visited mikhailovsky military Artillery Academy, one of Russia’s oldest military academies, and inspected the process of Russian artillery officers’ training and growth here. < / P > < p > mikhailovsky military artillery academy is the only higher military academy in Russia that trains officers for missile and artillery forces. December 7 marks the 200th anniversary of its establishment. Over the past 200 years, the academy has trained 257 winners of the George Cross, 93 Soviet heroes and 5 Russian heroes. < / P > < p > in the first two years of mikhailovsky military Artillery Academy, students mainly study basic education courses to reserve theoretical knowledge and be familiar with various data indicators of weapon system. Next, through actual operation of weapons and equipment, they can understand the division of artillery class and the specific work of artillery commander. Graduates need to learn how to make fire strike plan and build fire matching department at corps level. Before graduation, all students must complete the launching operation independently and show their academic achievements. However, only a few of the best can launch live ammunition, the rest can only launch electronic simulation. < / P > < p > Nicholas kazurov, a third year student of the missile and rocket department, followed his brother’s footsteps and entered the mikhailovsky military Artillery Academy. He is now learning to operate the “cyclone-s” rocket system. “I’ve loved mathematics since I was a child, which is very helpful for shooting data calculation,” he said With the new weapon system continuously loading troops, a number of operations have been automated. Modern rocket gun system can guide shells to attack targets directly, and officers only need to input data. Kazurov is eager to learn how to operate the tactical missile system of “iskander-m” campaign, which marks the highest level of missile officer training. < / P > < p > Vadim kluyev is a senior in the artillery department. He has just finished his “msta-s” self-propelled howitzer operation course. He has got full marks in all courses and is striving for the goal of gold medal graduates. “I like the D-30 howitzer best,” he said. This kind of towed gun has simple structure, no complicated electronic equipment, and can be aimed mechanically, but it is not easy to operate. Before firing, it is necessary to complete a number of operations, such as obtaining meteorological bulletin, compiling numerical correction table, considering meteorological conditions such as wind speed and direction, gun body wear, charging temperature and other ballistic factors. ” Kluyev still remembers his first live fire as the commander of the “msta-b” artillery company. “As soon as I walked into the command post, someone showed me a visual target. The artillery company was in a concealed position and could not see the target at all. I need to calculate the target coordinates, correct them, and then transmit the specific data of sight and level to the artillery company. The first shot was a test fire. After seeing the shell explode, the error value was found and corrected with the help of the scout and rangefinder, and finally the command was given. It’s hard to describe the sense of accomplishment when you see the target hit. < / P > < p > Senior Lecturer of the rocket artillery tactics and combat work teaching and research section of the Academy said: “students learn to operate complex and modern high-tech equipment here. We teach them not to be afraid of anything new. Here is not simply to explain the specific weapons and equipment, but to let students know how to get familiar with a strange technical equipment. This is very important because the troops will continue to be equipped with new weapons and equipment. ”