13 teams from various Ukrainian and foreign Security Forces took part in the tournament. Ukraine was represented by teams of State Border Guard Service, National Guard, the Main Directorate of Intelligence of the Ministry of Defence, Department of the State Guard, NABU (National Anti-Corruption Bureau), National Police and team of Military Academy (Odessa).
The foreign Security Forces were represented by team of Houston Police Department (USA) and two teams of Counter-Terrorism Unit «Cobra» (Austria).
Competitors demonstrated knowledge and skills in range practice, tactical training, predoctor care and sniping fire. All stages of competition looked like a real special operation where fighters were in conditions as close as possible to the real ones.
The best result in the competition was demonstrated by the fighters of the KORD Department of the Head Office of the National Police of Ukraine in Sumy region.
The First Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Serhiy Yarovyy, Deputy Head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs Vadim Troyan, the Head of the National Police Serhiy Knyazev and Chargé d’Affaires of the U.S. George Kent personally congratulated participants and winners of the tournament.
This is the first competition «KORD CHALLENGE – 2017» organized by the National Police of Ukraine for the establishment of contacts with representatives of domestic and international Security Forces.