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10.09.2021 (04:00)

For the first time, the Airborne troops will land a full-fledged parachute battalion on modern BMD-4M during the JSE Zapad-2021

At the Diaghilev airfield in the Ryazan region, paratroopers moored the equipment of the battalion of the Ryazan guards parachute regiment and loaded it into military transport aircraft.

During the preparation of the equipment for the landing, the BMD-4M combat vehicles were moored to the PBS-950U parachute-free systems using the ISS-350-12M2 multi-dome parachute systems, which allow for the landing of heavy equipment and its rapid transfer to the combat position after landing.

In total, more than 300 military personnel and 30 units of modern BMD-4M will be landed on the landing site Zhitovo in the Ryazan region, after which the paratroopers will work out the tasks of capturing and disabling the facilities of the airfield of the mock enemy, blocking and destroying illegal armed formations.

The joint strategic exercise (JSE) of the armed forces of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus takes place every two years in accordance with the decision taken by the heads of the two states.

The Zapad-2021 exercise is the final stage of joint training of the armed forces of the Republic of Belarus and the Russian Federation this year.

Practical actions of the troops (forces) will take place in the period from 10 to 16 September 2021 at nine training grounds located on the territory of the Russian Federation, in the Baltic Sea, as well as at five training grounds of the armed forces of the Republic of Belarus.

In total, up to 200 thousand personnel, about 80 aircraft and helicopters, up to 760 units of military equipment, including 290 tanks, 240 guns, multiple rocket launchers and mortars, as well as up to 15 ships take part in the JSE Zapad-2021 on the territory of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus.

The maximum number of personnel involved in the exercise of military units subject to the Vienna Document of 2011 in the territory of the Russian Federation will not exceed 6,400 military personnel.

The return of the military authorities and troops to the points of permanent deployment after participating in the exercise is planned until mid-October of this year.

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