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As part of the final stage of the regimental tactical exercises, the personnel of the airborne assault formation of the Airborne Forces used tactical airborne assault, whose actions completed the blocking and destruction of two large conventional training bases for illegal armed formations (IAF) at the tactical exercises of the Airborne Forces at the Strugi Red range near Pskov.

To deliver the forward detachments to the area of ​​the combat training mission, the paratroopers used the Mi-8 AMTSh “Terminator” helicopters, dropping from four helicopters along the assault on ropes from a hovering position and landing on the landing site, acting as a “new type” unit …

The main forces of the airborne assault regiment, by decisive actions simultaneously from two directions, destroyed the clusters and equipment of the imaginary enemy from the standard armament of BMD-4M and BMD-2 airborne combat vehicles, PKM and Pecheneg machine guns, RPG-7d grenade launchers, AK-74M and AK assault rifles -12.

“During the tactical exercises, the personnel worked out the procedure for interaction in an automated mode, transferring data from reconnaissance means to means of destruction and thereby reduced the cycle of inflicting fire damage on the enemy dozens of times,” said the head of the exercise, the commander of the Pskov airborne assault unit of the Airborne Forces of the Guards, General Major Sergei Chubarykin.

“In an exercise of this scale, the leadership of the exercise can assess the actions of the entire regiment in full, starting with the management and organization of the landing, the implementation of practical tasks by subordinate personnel up to the individual soldier, and the organization of support for the conduct of hostilities. Here, in practice, we check everything that is written in textbooks and regulations, “Major General Sergei Chubarykin noted to the Guard.

In the course of practicing tactical actions, aerial reconnaissance of routes for the advancement and actions of a simulated enemy, the Orlan-10 unmanned aerial vehicle complexes were widely used.

In total, the tactical exercise in the Pskov region, which takes place in three stages from March 29 to April 2 of this year, involves more than 1,500 military personnel and 200 units of military and special equipment, Il-76md aircraft of military transport aviation of the Russian Aerospace Forces, as well as transport and combat and attack helicopters of army aviation.

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