MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
The crews of the FEM-1 and FEM-2 “Blue Bird” search and recovery vehicles of the Central Military District (CVO) have completed the preparation of all-terrain vehicles for participation in search and rescue support for the landing of the Soyuz MS-20 descent vehicle in the Republic of Kazakhstan.
Military rescuers checked the performance of engines, technical units, assemblies, as well as navigation and lighting equipment. The servicemen set up communications, cleared the cars from icing and refueled the fuel tanks. Before taking over on duty, the ground search and rescue team will have to make a march of more than 200 kilometers from the city of Zhezkazgan to the main landing area of the Soyuz MS-20 descent vehicle with Japanese tourists on board. In total, about 200 rescue specialists will be involved in search and rescue support of the landing, an aviation group: 12 Mi-8 helicopters, two An-12 aircraft and one An-26 aircraft; more than 20 units of ground vehicles, including six modernized search and recovery vehicles FEM-1 and FEM-2 “Blue Bird”.
The landing of the descent vehicle of the Soyuz MS-20 manned spacecraft is scheduled for December 20. Roscosmos cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin and space flight participants – President of the Start Today corporation Yusaku Maezawa and his personal assistant Yozo Hirano will return to Earth.
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