Night exercise of the CMD aviation army started in three regions of Russia
The crews of Mi-24 attack helicopters and Mi-8 transport and combat helicopters of the Central Military District (CMD) will work out about 30 episodes during a night tactical flight exercise that started in three 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 and combat helicopters will practice piloting combat vehicles at night using night vision goggles. As part of the exercise, the pilots will perform aerial reconnaissance, complex maneuvering at low altitudes and landing on unprepared sites in flat and wooded areas without the use of onboard lighting equipment. Special attention during the exercise will be paid to the covert transfer of tactical groups and the training of night-time non-parachute landing from hovering mode.
All combat training tasks will be completed at night using night vision goggles.
The night tactical flight exercise will take place at military airfields in the Sverdlovsk, Chelyabinsk and Novosibirsk regions until mid-November, and will involve about 50 army aviation crews, Mi-24 and Mi-8 helicopters, as well as more than 500 military personnel from the engineering staff, support and flight control groups.
Earlier, the commander of the CMD Colonel-General Alexander Lapin said that more than 10 major exercises with the participation of formations and military units of the CMD will take place in October in the framework of control and inspection of the troops during the training period at training grounds of the republics of Bashkortostan, Udmurtia, Tuva, as well as the Kemerovo, Novosibirsk, Orenburg, Samara, Sverdlovsk and Chelyabinsk regions.