Exercise Worthington Challenge to start Today

Members of the Royal Canadian Armoured Corps School participate in Exercise WORTHINGTON CHALLENGE 2016 at 5th Canadian Division Support Base Gagetown, New Brunswick, September 26, 2016. Photo: Cpl Geneviève Lapointe.

The Royal Canadian Armoured Corps School will conduct Exercise WORTHINGTON CHALLENGE 2017 at 5th Canadian Division Support Base Gagetown. The event will run from September 24th – 29th.

“Exercise WORTHINGTON CHALLENGE provides a challenging environment for the Canadian Army to showcase their skills in crew gunnery, small arms, tactical driving, range estimation, and vehicle and aircraft recognition in an international competition,” the army noted in a news release.

Teams participating in Exercise WORTHINGTON CHALLENGE 2017 will compete in the following events:

 

  • Mounted Direct Fire Range– is a live-fire range designed to focus on Armoured Fighting Vehicle direct-fire gunnery skills, crew skills and individual skills within a fire team context;
  • Mounted Navigation– is intended to test a crew’s ability to effectively navigate mounted and perform tasks such as identify Armoured Fighting Vehicles, deal with multiple casualties, react when a crew comes under enemy contact, and treat and evacuate casualties;
  • Technical Skills– will evaluate participants on the technical skill sets expected of any mounted crewman for the 25mm, 120mm and Light Utility Vehicles Wheeled (G Wagon) platforms; and
  • March and Shoot– sees competing fire teams tested on individual and team dismounted field craft skills, knowledge, and proficiency within dismounted advance-to-contact scenarios.
Canadian Army Leopard 2 battle tanks and crews participate in Exercise WORTHINGTON CHALLENGE 2015

Crews will be competing for trophies in the following activities:

 

  • Top Canadian Team;
  • Light Utility Vehicles (Wheeled) with C6 (7.62 mm) crew;
  • Light Armoured Vehicles (LAV) III, LAV 6.0 and LAV II Coyote (25 mm) crew; and
  • Main Battle Tanks (120 mm) crew

 

 

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