Russian tanks firing at night due to human error killed two officers (Figure)
Data Figure: Russian T-90 tanks, high-speed mobile
newspaper correspondent Fang Liang
According to Russia, “Interfax” April 9, 2007, two Russian officers in day, night exercises were killed due to human error. Currently, relevant departments of Russia is working on this investigation.
for the exercise of the Leningrad Military District No. 138 motorized infantry brigade, tank fire training courses at night. Military sources, a tanker fire in a hurry when positioning errors, causing two were living in a high ground officers were killed. Both were killed lieutenant, a 29-year-old, married with a 5-year-old daughter, another 26-year-old, unmarried.
列德切夫斯基 Leningrad Military District spokesman said the tank fire at night is a very complex subject, with a higher risk. In general, the tank battle at night using night vision will be to ensure accurate and effective action. As in the exercise, the tanks are installed in the accident night vision, no detailed media coverage. But the data show, because its manufactured products can not always meet the needs of many Russian troops are equipped with night vision imported from France.
now, the Russian military prosecution has started investigation on this tragedy program. Accordance with relevant laws, accident tankers are likely to “casualties caused by improper use of weapons,” the offense was sentenced up to 10 years in prison.
Leningrad Military District to known high incidence of accidents. Last year, under the military’s gunboat had fired toward the shore of the houses, though no casualties, but the house was so severely damaged. Section 138 of this accident is an issue of motorized infantry brigade force. Last October, the Department had abused recruits scandal broke. The results, after a marathon trial, a total of 14 officers and soldiers imprisoned.