Using helicopters of the army aviation, airborne assault units can effectively counteract highly mobile formations of a potential enemy, Commander of the Airborne Forces Colonel-General Andrei Serdyukov said in an interview with Izvestia. behind enemy lines, combining the fire of ground weapons and army aviation. The use of units on experimental models of light special vehicles transported inside the cargo cabins of helicopters significantly increases the maneuverability and fire capabilities of airborne assault units, ”said Andrei Serdyukov.
According to the commander of the Airborne Forces, the use of army aviation significantly reduces the likelihood of hitting the landing force by enemy fire, increases the speed of movement, and increases the range of delivery of military personnel and equipment to the designated area.
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