Mi-8 under the cover of Ka-52 delivered to the battlefield armored vehicles "Tiger"
Mi-8 helicopters under the cover of Ka-52 "Alligator" combat helicopters delivered an airborne assault brigade and "Tiger" armored vehicles to the battlefield as part of the main episode of the maneuvers "Kavkaz-2020" at the Kapustin Yar training ground in the Astrakhan region. Russian President Vladimir Putin is watching the actions of the troops at the training ground.
The landing of the advanced detachment of airborne assault units to inflict a fire defeat on the enemy and ensure the landing of the main assault forces was carried out in a non-parachute way from Mi-8 army aircraft helicopters on trigger devices from a height of 20-25 meters. Helicopters also delivered light armored vehicles "Tiger" to the battlefield.
The direct cover of the landing on the flanks was carried out by Ka-52 "Alligator" combat helicopters, which struck the identified targets at a range of up to 2.5 thousand meters.
The non-parachute landing method is used in conditions where it is impossible or significantly difficult to land helicopters. This method allows to reduce the landing time and the exit of the landing units to the designated area in the shortest possible time and requires special skills and coordinated actions from the paratroopers.
The "Kavkaz-2020" exercise is being held from September 21 to 26 in the Southern Military District and in the Black and Caspian seas under the leadership of the Chief of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces, General of the Army Valery Gerasimov. About 80 thousand people take part in them, including employees of the Ministry of emergency situations and National guard, as well as up to 1 thousand military personnel from six foreign countries — Armenia, Belarus, Iran, China, Myanmar and Pakistan. It is planned to involve up to 12.9 thousand military personnel in episodes that fall under the Vienna document of 2011 on confidence-and security-building measures.