MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
In the Smolensk region, the crews of the army aviation of the helicopter regiment of the Leningrad Air Force Association and the Air Defense of the Western Military District (ZVO) performed flights at night.
During the training flights, the crews of the Mi-8 multipurpose helicopters and the Mi-28 Night Hunter reconnaissance and attack helicopters searched for and recognized air and ground targets using electronic reconnaissance equipment and night vision goggles, worked out the technique of ground maneuvering at the home base, take off and landing in conditions of limited visibility, as well as piloting for visual orientation.
The main task when piloting at night is the most hidden movement to the objects of the “enemy”. For this purpose, the lighting equipment in the helicopter cabins is turned off as much as possible.
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