MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
Twelve Mi-8 landing transport helicopters and three An-12 and An-26 transport aircraft of the Central Military District (CVD) flew from the airfields of Kazakhstan to the airfields based in the Sverdlovsk and Chelyabinsk regions after successfully completing the task of ensuring the landing of the film crew of the transport manned spacecraft Soyuz MS-18 “.
The helicopters flew with one refueling at the Kostanay airfield of the Republic of Kazakhstan, and transport aircraft delivered the Blue Bird search and evacuation amphibious vehicles to a permanent base in the Chelyabinsk region. In addition, the An-12 aircraft delivered the Soyuz MS-18 descent vehicle for customs clearance. Then the “capsule” will be delivered to the Chkalovsky military airfield.
In total, 200 military personnel, 12 Mi-8MTV5-1 helicopters, three An-12 and An-26 aircraft, about 20 units of special equipment, including six Sinyaya Ptitsa amphibious search and evacuation vehicles, were involved in ensuring the landing from the Central Military District.
For almost 20 years, the personnel and equipment of the Central Military District more than 70 times ensured the landing of descent vehicles and launches of the Soyuz manned transport spacecraft, evacuating over 200 cosmonauts, including about 100 foreign ones.
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