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Specialists from the search and rescue and paratrooper service (PS and PDS) of the Central Military District (CVO) performed a parachute landing at night to a limited area in the simulated disaster area of ​​the crew of the spacecraft descent vehicle during an exercise in the Irkutsk region.

According to the plan of the exercise, the crew, conditionally in distress, made an emergency night landing in a hard-to-reach taiga zone. After receiving the coordinates of the landing area, a search and rescue team flew out to rescue the cosmonauts, which found the crew sending a distress signal using signal lights.

Aviation rescuers using the latest parachute systems “Arbalet-2” landed from a helicopter from an altitude of about 1000 meters, performing dynamic maneuvering for accurate landing on a limited area.

After providing first aid to the crew, paramedics-rescuers lifted the injured aboard the helicopter in a non-stop way to a height of more than 30 meters using a special lifting device.

In the course of practicing complex methods of landing, aviation rescuers performed more than 100 jumps, including about 30 at night with landing on limited sites in hard-to-reach areas of the taiga.

Rescuers, parachute handlers and military medics of the Central Military District, including specialists from the PS and PDS of the joint Russian military base Kant in Kyrgyzstan, are involved in the exercise, which will last until mid-October. After the completion of the exercise, military specialists will be transferred to the places where the missions to support the launch of the Soyuz MS-17 spacecraft and the landing of the Soyuz MS-16 manned spacecraft are performed.

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