MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
As part of a tactical flight exercise with a military transport aviation regiment, taking place in the Pskov region, more than 1.2 thousand servicemen of the Pskov Guards Airborne Assault Formation were dropped onto the Kislovo landing site.
In the evening, 12 Il-76MD aircraft with personnel on board took off from the Kresty airfield in Pskov one after another.
About half an hour after takeoff, the planes entered a combat course over the landing area, where they parachuted more than 1.2 thousand servicemen on D-10 parachute systems.
The landing was carried out in two passes for 600 people from an altitude of 600 meters, the speed of the aircraft during paratroopers’ detachment was more than 360 km / h and the separation interval was 0.7 seconds.
The aircraft went in battle formations in two streams with an interval between them of about two kilometers and a time interval between aircraft in a stream of about 30 seconds.
After landing, the personnel carried out the collection and worked out tactical tasks to capture the objects of the conditional enemy.
Summing up the landing, Colonel Roman Samokhin, Deputy Commander of the Pskov Guards Airborne Assault Formation for Airborne Training of the Guards, noted that the landing took place without incident, all parachute systems worked in a normal mode, which made it possible to fulfill the task facing the “winged infantry”.
The D-10 parachute system is the main one in the Airborne Forces and allows airborne personnel in gear, with weapons and equipment with a total weight of more than 140 kilograms.
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