MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
At the Khrabrovo airport in the Kaliningrad region, the search and rescue unit (paratrooper) of the search and rescue unit of the Russian Emergencies Ministry in the Kaliningrad region trained in parachute-free landing from a Ka-32 helicopter.
In total, 48 rescue descents were made during the training (6 personnel, 8 descents each).
Parachute-free landing is intended for landing a group in remote, inaccessible areas for ground vehicles, not only on land, but also on water, forest, sites of limited size, to evacuate victims from ships at sea, during floods, while rescuing people on the water. Together with the rescuers in helicopters, as a rule, the necessary equipment is delivered
The use of a helicopter in the RPS can significantly reduce the time for their implementation, reduce the number of forces and assets involved, and dramatically increase the chances of rescuing victims.
The parachute search and rescue unit is designed to conduct search and rescue operations using aviation. The use of helicopters in search and rescue operations is more promising and expedient, due to the fact that from the helicopter it is possible not only to quickly determine the exact location of the accident, the scale of the required assistance, but also to practically immediately carry out the landing of rescuers, the necessary rescue and medical equipment to the scene, to carry out operational evacuation of victims. The wide range of the helicopter’s horizontal speed makes it possible to carry out not only an operational search, but also, at a minimum speed (or in hover mode), to thoroughly clarify the specific details of the incident.
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