Eastern Military District army aircraft go on duty in the Arctic
An army aviation unit from Russia's Eastern Military District has been assigned to deliver personnel and cargo to far-away garrisons in the Arctic responsibility zone, RIA Novosti reported citing the district press service.
"Army aviation pilots have gone on duty in the Arctic responsibility zone. For several months, they will use a Mi-26 military transport helicopter to deliver personnel and different types of cargo to far-away Arctic garrisons," the press service said.
A Mi-26 has already flown over 4,000-kilometers from Khabarovsk to the Anadyr airfield in the Chukotka Autonomous Area with several landings on the Kuril Ridge islands. The pilots will also deliver cargo and service personnel as part of the planned replacement of troops on duty on Cape Schmidt and Wrangel Island.