Russian paratroopers plan to increase number of parachute jumps

Russian paratroopers are planning to make over 25,000 parachute jumps of various degree of complexity in February 2019, the Russian Defense Ministry said.

Russian paratroopers plan to increase number of parachute jumps
1B119-1 Reostat-1 artillery observation and fire control vehicle of the Russian airborne troops ready for dropping (Picture source: Army Recognition)

"The number of parachute jumps is due to increase 2.5 times in February compared to this month. Along with airdropping paratroopers military hardware will also be dropped out on parachute platform-free systems of various modifications in February 2019," the ministry’s press service said. A considerable increase in the number of parachute jumps and dropouts of airborne hardware and weapons goes hand in hand with building up the intensity of paratroopers’ combat training. The paratroopers will be airdropped in eight Russian regions.

Ilyuchin Il-76 airlifters of the Russian Aerospace Forces will airdrop paratroopers and combat hardware from altitudes of 600-800 meters.


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