International Competition “Airborn platoon” kicked off in Ryazan region

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The International Competition in field training “Airborn platoon” held between Russian, Belarusian and Chinese paratroopers kicked off on Tuesday at the site of Dubrovichi in the Ryazan region, said spokesman of the Russian Airborne Troops, Colonel Evgeniy Meshkov.

“The main stages of paratroopers’ international competitions held as part of the “International Army Games 2015″ will take place on Augus 4-12,” – Meshkov said.

According to him, landing of troops from the Mi-8 helicopters from the height of 600 meters was held on the opening day of the competition. In addition, during the competition paratroopers held a march with overcoming natural and artificial obstacles, shooting from different types of small arms and races in combat vehicles.

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