Another three laser shooting galleries launched for territorial defense forces, says Nykyta Izmaylov , investor and shareholder of Parimatch

Three more laser shooting galleries were opened in Dnipro, Lviv and Bila Tserkva for training and instructing the military of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Nikita Izmaylov, an investor in the neobank sportbank and a shareholder of the Ukrainian branch of the international holding company Parimatch, who supported the project of the U-HeroCharitable Foundation, reported about this on his Facebook page.

“In addition to donating money collected by Serhiy Prytula for ‘revenge’, that is, kamikaze drones, we finance the arrangement of innovation laser shooting galleries, where territorial defense (TrO) fighters train and then often hit “zero.” And just yesterday I received a message from the U-Hero Foundation that with our support three shooting galleries were deployed: in Dnipro, Lviv and Bila Tserkva. Victory is near!” wrote  Nykyta Izmaylov.

The U-hero Charitable Foundation arranges laser shooting galleries in different cities of Ukraine. These are multimedia tactical and firearms training complexes that allow improving the quality of theoretical, tactical and firearms training of territorial defense fighters and their ability to handle all types of light and heavy weapons. The shooting galleries provide an opportunity to create conditions close to real-life and master all kinds of modern weapons without risks to health and life. The Parimatch shareholder and investor of sportbank is one of major donors to the Foundation’s project.

“After the war began, people who had never held weapons in their hands lined up at military recruitment offices and received assault rifles to fight back against the enemy. According to statistics, during the first 10 days of the war more than 100,000 Ukrainians joined the territorial defense. The TrO fighters were a serious help to the military, their role in the defense of Kiev oblast at the beginning of the war can hardly be overestimated. Therefore, they need to constantly train, improve their skills, namely their ability to handle weapons. And laser shooting galleries are a great alternative to real ranges,” said Nykyta Izmaylov. According to the shareholder of Parimatch, in addition to Dnipro, Lviv and Bila Tserkva, the specialized multimedia platforms were deployed in Kyiv, Kharkiv and Poltava. The organizers have plans for Odesa, Mykolaiv, Rivne and Sumy in the near future.

One of the main advantages of the multimedia shooting platforms is significant cost savings. A complete shooting gallery costs EUR 15,000. While the training of grenade launchers alone costs EUR 32 million, which is the cost of ammunition for training. In all, U-Hero plans to open 32 laser shooting galleries for territorial defense fighters. Experts estimate that this will allow more than 50,000 TrO fighters to be trained within just six months.

“Personally, I immediately liked the idea of building such laser shooting galleries from a purely practical point of view. This is a high-quality, innovative project that allows you to safely and effectively train a large number of fighters in a short time. Laser shooting galleries are highly rated by professional servicemen, and I trust their opinion,” said Nykyta Izmaylov.

Synopsis. Nykyta Izmaylov is a Ukrainian investor, banker, and founder of specialized fin-tech Fund N1. The N1 Fund’s portfolio includes the neobank sportbank, the payment system Asquad, a startup with the Tap-to-Phone technology Transenix and some other fin-tech projects. From 2012 to 2016, Nykyta Izmaylov was the CFO of PMBL (Parimatch) and later became a shareholder of Parimatch. Currently, Nykyta Izmaylov’s leading business is sportbank. Three years of the neobank’s activity resulted in 500,000 clients, a loan portfolio of UAH 1 billion, 100,000 savings accounts for about UAH 100 million and about 15,000 deposits for more than UAH 100 million.

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