Russian paratroopers made high-altitude parachuting from a height 10000 meters in arctic conditions. After landing, the Airborne Forces conducted a special tactical exercise. The Defense Ministry posted video footage of the landing on its own YouTube channel.
For the first time in world history, Russian paratroopers performed a group landing using special-purpose parachute systems in Arctic conditions. The landing was carried out from the Il-76 military transport aircraft from a height 10 km in the Franz Josef Land area.
According to the Deputy Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation Yunus-Bek Yevkurov, for high-altitude landing from a specified height, new generation special-purpose parachute systems were used, individual oxygen systems and navigation equipment. Also, during the landing, new special equipment and uniforms were tested.. As a result of the exercise, the new equipment was successfully tested.
We will conduct similar exercises annually, in different regions of the Arctic, different composition of involved participants and in different periods of study
– emphasized Evkurov.
After the high-altitude landing, the paratroopers conducted a three-day special tactical exercise on Alexandra Land, which was also attended by the intelligence units of the Airborne Forces, airborne from a height 2000 m, and servicemen of the tactical group of the Northern Fleet.