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12.09.2021 (18:30)

At the airfields of the Military transport aviation, crews were trained for the landing of airborne units and equipment

At the airfields of military transport aviation, practical training of the crews of military transport aviation of the Russian Aerospace Forces was held to perform tasks for the mass landing of units and military equipment of the Airborne Troops within the framework of the joint strategic exercise of the armed forces of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus Zapad-2021.

The pilots studied the area of flights, landing, routes of aircraft movement and the procedure for acting in various emergency situations.

In total, more than 60 crews of Il-76, An-26 and other types of aircraft were involved in the events.

Previously, the loading of military equipment of the Airborne troops for landing was completed at the operational airfields of the Military transport aviation.

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.

The practical actions of the troops (forces) 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 on the territory of the Russian Federation does 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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ССУ «Запад-2021» , Military Transport Aviation , Exercises , International exercises , Aerospace Forces , Воздушно-десантные войска (ВДВ)
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