In Soviet times, two categories of the population parachuted: the military and athletes. After the collapse of the USSR, funding for sports clubs that formed the reserve of the airborne forces gradually stopped. The Defense Assistance Society of Ukraine (OSOU), the successor of DOSAAF, could not help ASK, which were unprofitable. More or less stable work of dropzones was resumed only in 2000, when the Ukrainian middle class showed interest in skydiving. Wealthy audience pulled to extreme. Continue reading
With the end of the calendar year in the Airborne Forces (Airborne Forces), the final results of the annual plan for landing personnel and military equipment from airplanes and helicopters of military transport aviation have been summed up.
In 2012, over 150 thousand parachute jumps were made by airborne personnel. Of these, about 115.5 thousand paratroopers performed from An-2 aircraft and military transport helicopters, and almost 38 thousand jumps from heavy military transport aircraft Il-76. Continue reading
GVA officers are studying in the Ryazan center of the airborne airborne parachute system “Crossbow-1” and “Crossbow-2”
More than 100 officers and instructors of the airborne service from all formations of the Russian Airborne Forces take part in a training camp for the study and practical development of special-purpose parachute systems such as the “Crossbow”, the press service and information department of the Russian Ministry of Defense said. Continue reading