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The first parachute jumps were performed by more than 300 servicemen at the call of the special forces unit of the Southern Military District (SMD), stationed in the Rostov region.

Military personnel perform jumps from Mi-8AMTSh Terminator transport and combat helicopters using the Arbalet-2 modern special-purpose parachute system.

Before making parachute jumps, the scouts underwent an airborne training course on the ground and at the airborne complex (VDK), during which they acquired the skills of laying parachutes, and also performed special exercises for safe landing on various sites.

At this complex, military personnel were trained to load weapons, military equipment and military cargo on board, as well as to attach weapons and equipment for landing personnel in full gear.

As part of combat training for a year of service, each serviceman will make more than 15 day and night jumps from heights from 600 to 800 m to various sites, including in difficult terrain.

In addition, in the course of performing special tasks, the servicemen will, after landing, advance to the specified area, perform elements of camouflage, covert movement to the assembly point, and also destroy the mock enemy using small arms and imitation tools.

The Arbalet-2 parachute system is optimally suited for solving the tasks facing the special forces, is in service with special and reconnaissance units of the Airborne Forces and is designed for landing with a set of necessary weapons and equipment.

The main distinguishing feature of the Arbalet-2 parachute system is its great mobility – by controlling the canopy, you can land in a given limited area and start performing tasks.

“Crossbow-2” ensures safe performance of jumps with a flight weight of a parachutist with special equipment up to 150 kg in the air temperature range near the ground from – 35 to + 35 0 Celsius, at an aircraft flight speed at the time of landing up to 350 km / h. The design includes the main and reserve parachute systems with planning identical 9-section domes, which are placed in one dorsal pack and have a common suspension system.

The design of the suspension system allows you to place on it additional equipment (cargo) weighing up to 50 kg in a separate cargo container with an autonomous parachute system UGKPS-50.

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