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Specialists from the search and rescue and paratrooper service (PS and PDS) of the Central Military District (CVO) have completed the exercise program in the Irkutsk region before participating in the launch and landing of the Soyuz MS spacecraft, which will take place in mid-October.

During the exercise, the personnel of aviation rescuers from more than 10 military units of the Central Military District worked out the technique of laying special-purpose parachute systems and parachuting from an Mi-8 helicopter from heights of 200 to 3000 meters to sites of limited size in wooded areas. During the exercise, military rescuers performed more than 200 parachute jumps, including about 80 jumps at night using special-purpose parachute systems “Arbalet-1” and the newest “Arbalet-2”, which have improved characteristics to increase the accuracy of landing on unprepared sites …

PS and PDS specialists worked out actions to rescue flight crews in case of emergency situations when launching and landing spaceships, performed parachute-free airborne assault and lifting conditionally injured aboard a helicopter using special lifting devices. At the final stage of the exercise, military rescuers took part in a comprehensive training on survival in a sparsely populated taiga zone: they organized accommodation, orientation, movement and provision of first aid to the conditionally injured with a minimum set of equipment.

The exercise involved rescuers, parachute handlers and military medics of the Central Military District, including specialists from the PS and PDS of the Kant United Russian Military Base in the Republic of Kyrgyzstan, as well as the crews of Mi-8 helicopters of the Central Military District.

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