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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.

The course of theoretical and practical preparation for the use of “Crossbows” is designed for a month and a half, classes are organized on the basis of the 309th Center for Physical Training and Survival of the Airborne Forces in Ryazan. After the training, the instructors will train the paratroopers in jumping using the “Crossbow” in their units.

During the training course, each participant must complete over 20 jumps using these parachutes. The program provides for landing in various conditions – both day and night, including with weapons and the use of cargo containers to drop cargo.

Help (according to the press service and information of the Ministry of Defense of Russia)
The Arbalet-1 and Arbalet-2 parachute systems are designed for parachutist specialists from special forces and reconnaissance units with a set of weapons and equipment.
Training jumps with the help of “Crossbows” are carried out from An-2, An-26, An-12, Il-76 aircraft and Mi-8 helicopters.
“Arbalest” type parachute allows you to land with special equipment up to 150 kilograms in the air temperature range from minus 35 to plus 35 degrees Celsius at the speed of the aircraft when landing up to 350 kilometers per hour. The unique characteristics of the parachute system allow you to jump from the maximum allowable heights with horizontal movement of the parachutist in the air at a distance of up to 50 kilometers.
Currently, special-purpose parachute systems “Arbalet-1” and “Arbalet-2” are in service with special and reconnaissance units of the Airborne Forces.

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