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Switzerlands FSK 17

Peter Haclerode reports on Switzerland’s rarely seen, but highly efficient, airborne Special Forces – FSK 17.

DESPITE IT’S LONG-MAINTAINED policy of neutrality, Switzerland has always considered defence to be a high priority. The Swiss armed forces maintain a high degree of professionalism and are extremely well armed and equipped — and yet national servicemen have only 17 weeks basic training to their credit, topped up by a 19-day refresher course every two years.

However, the Swiss armed forces also include a small, but highly trained, special forces element, the Fernspah Kompanie 17.

In 1968, the Swiss decided that its army

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UNDER canopy

More than 900 parachute jumps made Colonel Alexei Dmitriev. There will be more, because the stop, he did not intend to. What motivates officer persistently endearing heaven?

Alex was born and raised in a military town Novonezhino. Father flew by helicopter, but he was so strict that did not allow his son to come to the airport. But the father’s colleagues willingly showed the boy rotorcraft. In addition, of course, it captures the spirit of happiness. Alyosha dreamed air flights. They seemed unattainable.

He would wait for that time when he could join the parachute section. High sky overhead

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Happy jumper! / By parachute to space travel.

July 26, 1930-year-pilots for the first time skydivers made a series of panel jumps. Since then, this day is a holiday of those who know the feeling of floating in the dome. From the very beginning of the space era parachute and space — are inextricably linked. The first astronauts were to hold the dome masterful. After all, they had to ejected and landed separately from the capsule. Today, the ability to control a parachute — for astronauts not only required course of training, but also the psychological test the correctness of the decision-making under extreme conditions.

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A new canopy for Airborne

Moscow Research Institute has created a new parachute parachute "The leaf" for airborne troops. According to Deputy General Director of the Institute parachute Jury trials Nazarenko "The leaf" has already begun. "Last year, we conducted tests with mannequins, and this summer has already conducted tests with the paratroopers," — said Nazarenko. The new parachute paratrooper can make U-turns during the descent down into the wind and against it and "make a safe landing." "The leaf" is packaged in a backpack behind paratrooper main and reserve parachutes. On the chest paratrooper pomeshen other container with ammunition, food and other property, allowing

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System Rescue light aircraft

The company MVEN "- the first and only one in Russia and the CIS producer of high-speed parachute rescue systems (BSS) designed to save light aircraft with crew and passengers. The firm A more developed ten types of recovery systems for

Rescue systems are designed for vehicles weighing up to 500 kg

Composition BPS In a typical set of BPS includes the following main components:

-parachute system designed for safe descent and landing, the crew with the aircraft; -container designed to contain a parachute system; -fairing for fastening the

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Happy jumper! / By parachute to space travel.

July 26, 1930-year-pilots for the first time skydivers made a series of panel jumps. Since then, this day is a holiday of those who know the feeling of floating in the dome. From the very beginning of the space era parachute and space — are inextricably linked. The first astronauts were to hold the dome masterful. After all, they had to ejected and landed separately from the capsule. Today, the ability to control a parachute — for astronauts not only required course of training, but also the psychological test the correctness of the decision-making under extreme conditions.

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New parachutes entered service in the amphibious assault connection SOUTH

Parachute D-10 replaced the standing armed with the D-6 is a simple and safe in landing and in operation. The volume of the dome of the new parachute is 100 square meters. m instead of 83 m. m at its predecessor, its rounded shape provides a smooth landing.

With personnel conducted training on the new device and procedure of the parachute packing, training in the Airborne complex, after which the soldiers began to commit landing on platforms training center "Lebyazhe" in the Volgograd region.

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The Marines have fulfilled the landing on the island by parachute

The personnel of the air assault marine units of the Caspian flotilla ran the program jumps in the winter training period, during which the first precision landing on the space only a limited area was worked out on an island on the river Volga.

Landing was carried out from a height of 800 to 1000 meters with the AN-26 aircraft flying at a speed of 300-400 km / h.

This was reported Press Service Southern Military District.

Also, when making jumps paratroopers conducted exercises to destroy manpower imaginary enemy to flight. Firings were

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In 2012, the Marines made more than 150 thousand parachute jumps

With the end of the calendar year in the Airborne Troops (VDV) announced the final results of the annual plan of landing troops and military equipment from aircraft and military helicopters and transport aircraft.

A total of 2012 personnel of the Navy were more than 150 thousand jumps. Of these, about 115.5 thousand paratroopers carried out the An-2 and military transport helicopters and nearly 38 thousand jumps — from heavy military transport aircraft Il-76.

Leadership in the implementation of the program jumps keep Ulyanovsk connection Airborne paratroopers. Thus, the personnel of the Air Assault Brigade in 2012 were more

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The latest parachute system D-12 is ready for state tests

Kirzhach, Vladimir region. Honored parachutist test — Vladimir Nesterov, backed by more than twelve thousand jumps, will test innovative parachute system D-12. The new parachute designed for training and combat jumps with a full Scheduled weapons and equipment was developed with the support of the holding "Aviation" (part of the corporation "Russian Technologies").

Airborne parachute system D-12 is designed for combat and training jumps from aircraft Il-76, Il-76M, Il-76MD, the Mi-8 and its modifications. It has a wide range of adjustments, made of lighter and stronger materials, allowing paratrooper take more payload.

"D-12 —

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