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At the airfields of the military transport aviation, practical training of the crews of the military transport aviation of the Russian Aerospace Forces took place in order to perform the tasks of mass landing of units and military equipment of the Airborne Forces within the framework of the joint strategic exercise of the armed forces of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus “West-2021”.

The pilots studied the area of ​​the flights, the landing, the routes of aircraft movement and the procedure for action in various emergency situations.

In total, more than 60 crews of Il-76, An-26 and other types of aircraft were involved in the events.

Previously, the loading of military equipment of the Airborne Forces for landing was completed at the operational airfields of the VTA.

The joint strategic exercise (SSU) of the armed forces of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus is held every two years in accordance with the decision made by the heads of the two states.

Exercise “West-2021” is the final stage of joint training of the armed forces of the Republic of Belarus and the Russian Federation this year.

Practical actions of troops (forces) take place from 10 to 16 September 2021 at nine training grounds located on the territory of the Russian Federation, in the waters of the Baltic Sea, as well as at five training grounds of the armed forces of the Republic of Belarus.

In total, up to 200 thousand personnel, about 80 aircraft and helicopters, up to 760 units of military equipment, including 290 tanks, 240 guns, multiple launch rocket systems, take part in the SSU “West-2021” on the territory of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus and mortars, as well as up to 15 ships.

The maximum number of personnel of military units involved in training, subject to the Vienna Document 2011, on the territory of the Russian Federation does not exceed 6400 military personnel.

The return of military command and control bodies and troops to their permanent deployment points after participation in the exercise is planned until mid-October of this year.

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