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The crews of the Mi-24P attack helicopters, the Mi-8MTV5-1 and Mi-8AMTShV transport and combat helicopters of the Central Military District (CVD) during the winter training period will for the first time conduct a night tactical flight exercise in mountainous terrain in the Republic of Tuva in 2021.

During the event, the flight personnel of the army aviation will gradually work out the tasks of maneuvering, taking off and landing on unmarked mountain sites, overcoming mountain ranges using GEO-ONV-1 night vision goggles. Particular attention during the exercise will be paid to the conduct of hostilities in the mountains, the covert transfer and landing of tactical groups of troops in mountain gorges at altitudes from 1,500 to 3,000 meters.

The exercises in Tuva became possible after the use of the airfield in Kyzyl began. It has all the necessary infrastructure for regular training flights and tactical flight exercises in mountainous terrain day and night without additional support for the flight process, it allows to increase the intensity of training and increase the number of simultaneously involved crews.

The exercises will involve the crews of the Mi-24P attack helicopters, the Mi-8MTV5-1 and Mi-8AMTShV transport-combat helicopters of the Central Military District, based in the Sverdlovsk, Chelyabinsk, Novosibirsk regions, as well as in the Republic of Tyva.

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