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MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –

The Mi-8 helicopter of a separate transport mixed aviation regiment of the Central Military District (CVO) is used to extinguish wildfires in the south of the Chelyabinsk region. The corresponding decision was made by the commander of the Central Military District, Colonel-General Alexander Lapin, at the request of the regional authorities.

The helicopter pilots of the Central Military District will have to discharge water to the fires in the Kartalinsky and Nagaybaksky districts of the Chelyabinsk region. A Mi-8 helicopter equipped with a special spillway device VSU-5 is involved in extinguishing wildfires, the capabilities of which allow it to simultaneously discharge up to five tons of water.

The regional control center of the headquarters of the Central Military District carries out round-the-clock monitoring of the forest fire situation within the boundaries of the responsibility of the military district.

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