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MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –

The crews of the army aviation of the Air Force and Air Defense Association of the Eastern Military District continue to work on extinguishing fires in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia).

In total, during the execution of fire localization tasks, the crews of the Mi-8 MTV and Mi-8amtsh VVO helicopters discharged more than 770 tons of water into the foci of forest fires.

Also, the pilots of the army aviation provided the transportation of about 500 people and over 55 tons of cargo.

For reference: Mi-8 helicopters involved in extinguishing a fire in Yakutia are equipped with spillways (VSU-5) designed to take water from open reservoirs in hover mode, deliver it to places of fire and drain in hover or forward speed mode. The capacity of the special tank is 5 tons.

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