MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
The crews of the army aviation of the Eastern Military District (VVO) aviation unit stationed in the Trans-Baikal Territory, as part of the Russian military contingent, arrived in the Republic of Mongolia to participate in the Selenga-2021 international military exercise.
Crews of combat helicopters arrived in Mongolia together with a ground group of troops from a motorized rifle unit of the combined arms army of the Air Defense Forces stationed in the Republic of Buryatia.
About eight Mi-24 Krokodil attack helicopters and Mi-8 AMTSh transport and assault helicopters are involved in the exercise.
At the practical stage of the exercise, the pilots will support the forces of the joint ground group of forces during the anti-terrorist operation. At the same time, the crews will perform practical tasks both individually and as part of pairs and helicopter units. It is planned to use a significant amount of aircraft ammunition, in particular unguided aircraft missiles.
In total, about 1.4 thousand servicemen are taking part in the exercise from the Eastern Military District and the Armed Forces of Mongolia.
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