MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
Representatives of the administration of the Turkish province of Antalya thanked the air crews of the Russian Defense Ministry for their assistance in extinguishing forest fires in the territory of the Republic of Turkey. The solemn ceremony of seeing off the Russian pilots took place at the airport of Antalya.
In rendering assistance to the Republic of Turkey in localizing wildfires, 4 Il-76 military transport aircraft equipped with VAP-42 aircraft pouring devices, and 3 army aviation Mi-8 helicopters equipped with VSU-5 spillways were involved.
In the near future, the crews of Il-76 military transport aircraft and Mi-8 transport and combat helicopters will have to fly to the territory of the Russian Federation and return to their permanent deployment points after completing missions on the territory of the Republic of Turkey.
In total, the crews of aircraft and helicopters of the Russian Aerospace Forces made 179 firefighting missions in Turkey, 455 water discharges with a total mass of about 7.5 thousand tons were carried out.
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