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The joint Russian-Mongolian exercise Selenga-2021, which is taking place in Mongolia, involves the army aviation of the Eastern Military District, whose flight personnel for the first time fly together with pilots of the Mongolian Air Force on Mi-8 helicopters.

The personnel of the Russian Aerospace Forces and the Mongolian Air Force jointly conduct flight training, maintain aviation equipment and exchange experience.

The difficulty of performing training flights lies in the fact that the Nalaikh airfield, where aviation equipment is temporarily based, and the Doytyn Am training ground are located in a high-mountainous region, the height of which exceeds 1.6 thousand meters above sea level. Accommodation conditions require special and thorough training in piloting techniques from the flight crew.

In the course of the practical application of army aviation at the joint Russian-Mongolian exercise Selenga-2021, a new tactical technique called “Pincers” will be performed for the first time. The Mi-24 aviation link is divided in the air, after which, from two opposite flanks, they simultaneously enter the combat course in pairs.

For the first time, at the annual Selenga exercise on Mi-8 helicopters, one of the most difficult elements of evacuating the wounded from the training battlefield of the Russian and Mongolian sides will be simultaneously worked out. Also, for the first time in an international exercise, aerial mining of terrain will be carried out in the most probable places of movement of the imaginary enemy.

In addition, during the stage of hostilities, a tactical assault force of friendly countries will be delivered to the specified area by MI-8amtsh “Terminator” helicopters to destroy the conditional enemy.

Recall that this year, the Selenga-2021 international exercise involved servicemen of a motorized rifle unit of the combined-arms army of the Eastern Military District, stationed in the Republic of Buryatia, and units of the Mongolian Armed Forces totaling about 1.5 thousand people and more than 200 units of military equipment.

A tactical exercise aimed at combating international terrorism is being held on the eve of the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the Mongolian Armed Forces and on the eve of the 100th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Russia and Mongolia.

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