MIL-OSI Russia: The helicopter of the Central Military District is involved in extinguishing forest fires in the Republic of Mari El

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MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –

In accordance with the decision of the Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation, General of the Army Sergei Shoigu and the instructions of the commander of the troops of the Central Military District (CVD), Colonel-General Alexander Lapin, the Mi-8 helicopter, equipped with a special spillway device VSU-5, flew from Ulyanovsk to Yoshkar-Ola and proceeded to reconnaissance of hotbeds of fire. After determining the foci, routes of approach and places of water intake, the crew will begin to extinguish the fires.

The crew of the Mi-8 military transport helicopter underwent special training to perform special tasks in extinguishing forest fires using a spillway device.

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