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Airborne Forces paratroopers to land on Arctic ice floe
© RIA Novosti. Vitaliy Ankov

Airborne Forces paratroopers to land on Arctic ice floe

Airborne Forces special task units plan to land in the Arctic, in particular to drop onto a drifting ice floe, Russian Airborne Forces Deputy Commander Maj. Gen. Vladimir Kochetkov was quoted by TASS as saying.

"In keeping with a personnel training plan, Airborne Forces special task subunits will be employed in the Arctic. They will land under harsh climatic conditions on a limited area, for example, on a drifting ice floe. The operation should take place in March or April," he said.

Paratroopers will be equipped with Arbalet-2 modernized guided parachute systems that can be used under temperatures from minus 35 to plus 35 degrees Celsius.