MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
As part of a bilateral battalion tactical exercise, the crews of the Mi-8 and Ka-52 helicopters of the 4th Army of the Air Force and Air Defense of the Southern Military District (YuVO) ensured the landing of tactical airborne assault forces of a motorized rifle formation during the drawing of practical actions of troops at the Nikolo-Aleksandrovsky training ground in the Stavropol Territory.
The air group carried out the transfer of the tactical group to the specified area. Air cover was provided by the crews of Ka-52 helicopters. The tactical method “carousel” was chosen as a cover method, which made it possible to ensure the landing of subunits in the designated area. When performing the “roundabout” technique, several helicopters in a circle in turn fire at an object or area of the terrain.
The landing of personnel was carried out in an assault manner from the position of helicopters hovering above the ground using rope and other special means.
About 1.5 thousand servicemen of the Southern Military District were involved in the tactical exercise, crews of eight Mi-8 and four Ka-52 helicopters were involved.
In the Southern Military District, one regimental and four bilateral battalion tactical exercises are held at combined-arms training grounds located in the Stavropol Territory, in the Rostov Region, the Chechen Republic, the Volgograd Region and the Crimea. About 10 thousand servicemen take part in them, about 800 pieces of weapons and equipment are involved, including tanks, infantry fighting vehicles, artillery pieces and multiple launch rocket systems. For the purpose of interspecific interaction, more than 40 aircraft and helicopters of army and operational-tactical aviation have been attracted from the association of the Air Force and Air Defense of the Southern Military District.
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