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Servicemen from the Marine Corps of the Troops and Forces in northeastern Russia performed 350 parachute jumps during the bilateral brigade tactical exercise (DBrTU) at the Clerk training ground of the Pacific Fleet in the Primorsky Territory.

Under the leadership of the assistant commander of the Kamchatka formation for airborne training, Major Alexander Somov, the marines of the airborne assault and reconnaissance units performed jumps at the range to the coastal strip and to the coastal zone.

The landing was carried out from An-12 and An-26 aircraft, as well as Mi-8AMTSh helicopters from heights of 800 and 1000 meters at a speed of 140 kilometers per hour.

During the exercise, the Marines gained the skills to perform jumps in full combat gear with standard weapons in an unfamiliar theater of warfare with the organization of the defense of the facility in a limited time frame.

Before the practical execution of jumps with personnel, thorough ground preparation was carried out. The landing skills were practiced on simulators under the guidance of experienced instructors with combat experience. Particular attention was paid to the elements of exiting the aircraft, landing and maneuvering in the air during gusts of wind.

The landing was carried out using the D-10 and Arbalet parachute systems in full combat gear using additional suspension systems for heavy weapons, including 82-mm mortars.

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