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As part of the second stage of the regimental tactical exercise with the Guards Airborne Assault Regiment of the Pskov Guards Airborne Assault Formation, the reinforced airborne battalion made a practical landing on the Kislovo landing site of 6 BMD-2K-AU units, which, after a regular landing with fire armament of combat vehicles supported the regiment’s units in the seizure of a field airfield to ensure the arrival of the main forces.

Combat vehicles were delivered to the specified area by two Il-76md military transport aviation (VTA) aircraft. The landing was carried out at an altitude of 600 at an aircraft speed of more than 350 kilometers per hour on parachute strapdown systems PBS-916.

After the landing of equipment and the march, more than 300 servicemen of the advanced detachment of the reinforced parachute battalion seized the control tower, weapons depots, a communications center and warehouses for fuels and lubricants (POL).

“In order to check the practical application of the subunits, combat training missions were carried out to air the battalion’s equipment on the landing site and seize the field airfield. In the future, the paratroopers will have to make raids and a march to the area of ​​the Strugi Krasnye training ground in the Pskov region, where the airborne battalion will play in the course of the organization of maneuverable defense, with the stages of live firing, “the commander of the airborne assault Guard regiment Lieutenant Colonel Artem Gorodilov.

At the conclusion of the drawing stage, the Airborne Forces units, together with the crews of four IL-76 aircraft, worked out an approach to the runway of the captured field airfield.

In total, more than 1,500 paratroopers, about 200 units of military and special equipment, about 8 Il-76md aircraft are involved in the exercise, which takes place from March 29 to April 2 of this year under the leadership of the commander of the Pskov Guards Airborne Assault Formation of the Guard, Major General Sergei Chubarykin. military transport aviation of the Russian Aerospace Forces, as well as transport and combat helicopters Mi-8 AMTSh “Terminator” and attack helicopters Mi-24.

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