Joint landing exercise between the United States and Ukraine

KYIV, ($1=26.73 Ukrainian Hryvnias) – As part of the multinational exercise “Rapid Trident 2021”, the landing assault forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine [SJC], US troops, and other parts of the partner countries were in the air, said the command of the Air Assault Forces of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, learned BulgarianMilitary.com.

“The landing was made by a US military transport aircraft C-130 Hercules, using US T-11 parachute systems from a height of 400 meters,” the statement said.

It is noted that on the eve of the personnel, who have significant experience in landing Ukrainian parachute systems and various types of aircraft of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, have undergone additional training under the guidance of instructors of the US Armed Forces.

The Ukrainian-American military exercise Rapid Trident-2021 began on September 20 in the Lviv region. They will last until October 1, 2021. About 6,000 servicemen will take part in them.

Soldiers from 13 other countries are taking part in the exercise: Bulgaria, Canada, Georgia, Germany, Italy, Jordan, Lithuania, Moldova, Pakistan, Poland, Romania, Turkey, and the United Kingdom.

In addition, the personnel of the Lithuanian-Polish-Ukrainian brigade was involved in the maneuvers.

Ukraine trains how to shoot down Russian cruise missiles

As we reported on September 15 the Armed Forces of Ukraine organized a joint echelon of air defense, which consisted of calculations of army air defense and anti-aircraft missiles and which covered both strategic facilities and combat formations of our troops.

Units of the anti-aircraft missile forces of the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine conducted tactical exercises with combat fire, as part of the strategic Joint Efforts 21 command and staff exercises.

Such large-scale exercises for our anti-aircraft gunners are “traditional”, it is a way to check the level of training acquired during the current year.

One of the innovations of these exercises was the engagement of army air defense units to organize a multi-level air defense system that will protect from the air at the same time important government facilities, cities, positions, and the concentration of our army.

In addition, the Ukrainian air defense forces trained to shoot down not only enemy aircraft but also cruise missiles. And to complicate the situation – there was maximum saturation of the airspace with “their” and “enemy” aircraft of different types.

This format of training placed an additional burden on radar operators, forced to accompany a large number of air targets simultaneously, immediately detect enemy targets and give clear targets to missiles to destroy them.

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