MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
More than 500 servicemen from the reconnaissance unit of the Guards Tank Army of the Western Military District take part in the practical stage of the assembly for airborne and special tactical training.
Among the participants in the gathering, about 120 young military personnel performed parachute jumps for the first time. The students made their first jump from a height of 800 meters from a Mi-8 helicopter. In total, within the framework of the training course, each soldier must complete at least three parachute jumps.
Before the practical execution of jumps with personnel, a thorough ground preparation was carried out. The initial landing skills were practiced under the guidance of experienced instructors. The servicemen studied the characteristics, the device and the procedure for laying the parachutes, all the elements of the jump were practiced on special simulators.
In the course of practical training, according to the airborne training program, the scouts will have to acquire the skills of landing in full combat gear with standard weapons, including in the dark.
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