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    Post  Rodion_Romanovic on Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:38 am

    George1 wrote:Over 200 combat vehicles to be airdropped as part of Tsentr-2019 exercise

    For that, over 80 Il-76 military transport planes will be used

    https://tass.com/defense/1078643

    pratically two thirds of all the active il76!

    But yes for such operations they need a lot of aircrafts.

    We will see how many they will have a few years from now.

    If they actually manage to produce 18 new il76 per year for a while, they will at least cover the needs of the VDV.

    It is still to be understood how many il76 the VDV would need on a permanent basis and how many would need instead to be borrowed from other services in case of big operations like the large annual exercises or eventual large air drops to support real war operations.
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    Post  GarryB on Fri Sep 20, 2019 2:55 am

    It was the VDV that was going to be the customer of the 100 An-70s the Russians were going to buy, so it is pretty safe to assume that is how many they would be needing for any particular operation...

    Of course the Il-476 with its 62 ton payload might be able to carry four vehicles instead of three... but then they might adapt the Il-106 to carry 6 or more vehicles per aircraft... who knows...

    One thing they seemed to train for is to capture an enemy airfield deep behind enemy lines where the ground forces would be relatively weak.

    Land about 100-150km away from the airfield so they wont be sure what the target for their attack is and in such a place in the middle of nowhere the airdefences will be weak or nonexistent. With armour the mobility of the force will be excellent so they can form up and roll to the enemy airfield and take out any ground defences their might be stationed there, and once captured the airfield could be used to land heavier reinforcements that can expand the so called beach head and then start a second front line behind enemy front lines... they wont need to move in enormous amounts of equipment, but the enemy will have to reduce their forces at the front to try to deal with this so the front lines will be weakened while trying to deal with this...
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    Post  Cyberspec on Fri Sep 20, 2019 7:44 am

    The helicopter detachment (in this case added to the 31st Air-Assault Brigade) consists of 4 squadrons

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    Post  George1 on Mon Sep 23, 2019 1:19 am

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    Post  George1 on Mon Sep 23, 2019 1:24 am

    Two BMD-2 crashed while landing at the Donguz training ground at the Center-2019 exercises, in which did not work parachute system. There were no personnel in the car.

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    Post  Cyberspec on Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:31 am

    George1 wrote:Two BMD-2 crashed while landing at the Donguz training ground at the Center-2019 exercises, in which did not work parachute system. There were no personnel in the car.

    There's a video
    https://vk.com/milinfolive?z=video-123538639_456255736%2Fbf56336b87f31875bf%2Fpl_wall_-123538639

    One of the comments says the wind was too strong....above the recommended level for that type of parachute
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    Post  PapaDragon on Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:50 pm

    George1 wrote:.....Russian Airborne Troops (VDV) News: - Page 13 72629610


    To their defense job description does say ''rapid insertion''

    This is as rapid as it gets Cool

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    Post  GarryB on Tue Sep 24, 2019 2:30 am

    Waiting for Vann to pop up and say this never happens in the British para forces... Hahaha
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    Post  magnumcromagnon on Tue Sep 24, 2019 9:09 am

    But still doesn't compare to this:

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    Post  Cyberspec on Tue Sep 24, 2019 11:19 am

    Parachuting is a dangerous activity. I've witnessed 2 deaths during my time in the Army...1 was a novice who died during his 1st jump while the second one was very experienced officer with over 2000 jumps who died because of a freak accident
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    Post  magnumcromagnon on Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:13 pm

    The tests of the Russian parachutist robot were first shown on video


    For the first time a video was released demonstrating the capabilities of the latest parachute systems in Russia.




    The program "Reception" of the channel "Star" spoke about the unique Russian parachutes.

    Perhaps the main “hero” of the program is a parachute robot. More precisely, an automated system that controls the flight of a parachute-wing without human intervention.

    The tests showed how a special unit, depending on where you want to plan, pulls the left or right brake.

    As explained by the chief designer of the Ivanovo parachute factory "Flight" Alexei Kozin, this system can deliver cargo weighing up to 200 kilograms.

    It is possible to land a landing from a height of 8000 meters at a speed of 140 to 350 kilometers per hour. Deviation from the indicated point upon landing is not more than one hundred meters.

    The robot uses GLONASS coordinates. When landing cargo on conventional domed parachutes, such accuracy is out of the question.

    Also, the program for the first time demonstrated parachute tests of high accuracy for special forces. It also has the shape of a wing, which will allow a person to adjust the planning and, if necessary, fly calmly up to 30 kilometers, and with a fair wind up to 60.

    Especially for "Acceptance", a special forces officer went on a risky experiment. He landed in full on the roof of the building. The slightest mistake here could result in death. But the paratrooper just landed in the designated square.

    This parachute allows you to jump from an unprecedented height - 8000 meters. While the maximum threshold in the Russian army is 4000 meters.

    Now this development is being tested at the FSO.

    Another premiere of this program is a parachute that allows a person to land along with a cargo container weighing up to 50 kilograms.

    It may contain a 52-mm mortar with two boxes of mines, ATGM "Cornet" and even a diving towing vehicle.

    https://rg.ru/2019/09/30/ispytaniia-rossijskogo-robota-parashiutista-vpervye-pokazali-na-video.html



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