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As part of the tactical exercise of the Ulyanovsk Guards Airborne Assault Formation, held from 6 to 9 April of this year, during the control check of the Airborne Forces during the winter training period, the reinforced paratrooper battalion performed a practical landing of three BMD-2K units -AU to the landing site “Voskhod-1”.

Combat vehicles were delivered to the specified area by one Il-76md military transport aviation (VTA) aircraft. The landing was carried out from an altitude of 600 at an aircraft speed of more than 300 kilometers per hour on parachute strap-down systems PBS-916 and PBS-925.

Following the equipment, the entire personnel of the parachute battalion of the Ulyanovsk Guards Airborne Force was parachuted onto the landing site.

After the march, more than 500 servicemen of the reinforced paratrooper battalion at the airfield of the mock enemy seized a control tower, weapons depots, a communications center and warehouses for fuels and lubricants (POL).

About 500 paratroopers, about 100 units of combat and special equipment, 3 Il-76md military aircraft -transport aviation of the Aerospace Forces of Russia.

In total, more than 30 thousand servicemen are involved in the control check, which takes place from April 6 to 30 of this year in the formations and military units of the Airborne Forces.

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