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The crews of the Mi-24 attack helicopters and the Mi-8 transport and combat helicopters of the Army Aviation of the Central Military District (CVO) will work out about 30 episodes during the night tactical flight exercise, which started in four regions of Russia.

During the exercise at military airfields in the Sverdlovsk, Chelyabinsk and Novosibirsk regions, about 50 crews of Mi-24 attack helicopters and Mi-8 transport-combat helicopters will practice piloting combat vehicles at night using GEO-ONV-1 night vision goggles. As part of the exercise, the pilots will perform aerial reconnaissance, complex maneuvering at low altitudes and landings on unprepared sites in flat and wooded areas without the use of onboard lighting equipment. During the exercise, special attention will be paid to the covert transfer of tactical groups and the development of a night parachute-free landing from the hover mode.

All combat training missions will be practiced at night using GEO-ONV-1 night vision goggles.

The night tactical flight exercise will take place at military airfields in the Sverdlovsk, Chelyabinsk and Novosibirsk regions until mid-November, it will involve about 50 crews of army aviation, Mi-24 and Mi-8 helicopters, as well as more than 500 servicemen from among the engineering and technical staff , support and flight control groups.

Earlier, the commander of the Central Military District, Colonel-General Alexander Lapin, announced that more than 10 large exercises with the participation of large formations, formations and military units of the Central Military District will take place in October as part of a control check of troops during the training period at the training grounds of the Republics of Bashkiria, Udmurtia, Tyva, as well as Kemerovo, Novosibirsk , Orenburg, Samara, Sverdlovsk and Chelyabinsk regions.

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