MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
The crews of the Mi-8 military transport helicopters of the Army Aviation of the Central Military District (CVO) continue to assist in extinguishing forest fires near settlements, sanatoriums and children’s health camps in the Republic of Mari El.
In accordance with the decision of the Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation, General of the Army Sergei Shoigu and the instructions of the commander of the Central Military District (CVD), Colonel General Alexander Lapin, two military transport helicopters Mi-8 of the CVO army aviation are operating in the region. During the day, the crews performed 5 flights and about 50 flushes, dropping about 100 tons of water on the fires. Aviation of the Central Military District extinguishes fires in the area of Lake Karasi, where settlements, sanatoriums and children’s health camps are located.
In the extinguishing of wildfires in the Republic of Mari El, two Mi-8 TsVO helicopters equipped with special spillways VSU-5 are involved. The helicopter crews underwent special training to perform tasks of extinguishing forest fires using a spillway device. To date, the army aviation of the Central Military District provides assistance in extinguishing fires in two regions of Russia: the Republic of Mari El and the Irkutsk region.
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