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13 September 2021, 13:50

Belarusian, Russian, Kazakh military practice night airborne insertion in Brest Oblast

Photo courtesy of the Defense Ministry
Photo courtesy of the Defense Ministry

MINSK, 13 September (BelTA) – Military personnel from Belarus, Russia, and Kazakhstan practiced a night airborne insertion in the training area Brestsky using IL-76MD aircraft, the Belarusian Defense Ministry told BelTA.

Russian special operations units were the first one to drop from an altitude of 1,500m. They used special wing-type parachutes. The landing zone had no lights, the paratroopers used night vision goggles instead.

The Russian special operations units had to capture the landing zone. Once it was done, Belarusian and Kazakh paratroopers dropped from an altitude of 600m using D-6 parachutes. The landed troops went to carry out combat training missions as part of the Belarusian-Russian strategic army exercise Zapad 2021 right away.

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