In the Army Now

Detecting landmines & preparing APCs for the high seas – In the Army Now Ep.21

Anna and Pavel are woken early to take part in a long morning run and challenging physical training session. They then gather with the soldiers to salute the flags of Russia and the Russian Pacific Fleet. The day is spent preparing for their upcoming military exercise. Pavel is given a landmine detector and must learn to operate it without stepping on any landmines.

Related: RTD correspondent enlists in a Russian paratrooper bootcamp.

Soon after, the pair are clued in on the “dirty” secret of how armoured vehicles stay afloat. Having prepared the machines to take to the high seas, Pavel and Anna climb into one, hoping it will indeed sail. As they journey out to a military ship, Anna is overcome with seasickness. To combat the unpleasant feeling, she imagines she’s on a cruise instead. Testing military myths is never easy.