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30.03.2015 (09:12)

The Airborne Command reconnaissance team is inspecting the condition of drifting ice floes in the Arctic

The Airborne Command reconnaissance team is analyzing the condition of drifting ice floes in the Arctic region in cooperation with the Expedition Center of the Russian Geographic Society in order to locate possible heavy cargo landing areas.

During the reconnaissance operations it is planned to fly over the coast of Franz Josef Land, the waters of the Barents Sea, as well as the central part of the Arctic Ocean. The paratroopers will also land on the largest drifting ice floes in order to examine the state of their surface and driftage.

The inspection is planned to conclude once the ice floes are deemed suitable for possible cargo landing in the Arctic region in early April.

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