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Servicemen of the Marine Corps of the Troops and Forces in the North-East of Russia (OKVS) worked out practical tasks of airborne training in Kamchatka.

The marines of the airborne assault and reconnaissance units, under the leadership of the assistant commander for airborne training, Major Alexander Somov, performed more than 50 parachute jumps to the landing site near the village of Razdolny. The landing was carried out from altitudes from 800 to 1000 meters from the Mi-8AMTSh helicopter of the OKVS mixed aviation regiment.

Before the practical execution of jumps with the personnel of the units, thorough ground training was carried out. Airborne landing skills were practiced for two weeks on simulators. The servicemen studied the characteristics, structure and procedure for stowing parachutes, with the help of simulators, they worked out the elements of exiting the aircraft, landing and maneuvering in the air.

Until the end of this week, weather conditions permitting, the Marines will have to perform about 200 more jumps with D-10 and Crossbow-2 parachutes in full combat gear with standard weapons.

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