This is the moment Russian paratroopers are filmed jumping from a helicopter in the country’s latest military exercises.
The footage was taken at a training centre in the south-eastern Russian region of Amur Oblast as the country’s Ministry of Defence says the paratroopers were practising landing accuracy in limited areas.
In the footage, a Mil Mi-8 helicopter can be seen taking off before paratroopers reportedly specialised in search-and-rescue jump put over the snow-covered landscape below.
The troops can then be seen landing, with one of them crashing to the ground before another flight takes off.
One of the paratroopers in the second flight has a parachute with the colours of the Russian flag and he can be seen safely landing.
The jumps were reportedly made with the Arbalet parachute systems and D1-5u parachutes at altitudes from 800 to 3,000 metres (2,625 to 9,840 feet).
In total, more than 50 pilots, navigators and paratroopers from the long-range aviation unit of the Ukrainka garrison reportedly took part in the training.
Russia’s Ministry of Defence said that training jumps are mandatory for flight personnel to obtain flight clearance and are held regularly at least twice a year.
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Story By: Gheorghi Caraseni, Sub-Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Central European News
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