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Border guards in the framework of «Sea Breeze-2016» for the first time trained on the non-parachute landing in the open sea
Jul 20 2016, 16:20

Odessa, 18 JULY 2016, CONTEXT-Prichernomorie -- Today, July 20, under the marine phase of multinational exercise «Sea Breeze-2016» naval guards for the first time worked by non-parachute landing from a helicopter into the open sea, the correspondent of IA «Context-Prichernomorie» reports.

It was reported to the agency today, July 20, in the Department on media relations of the Administration of the State Border Service of Ukraine.

According to the Department, as part of the active marine phase of multinational exercise «Sea Breeze-2016» naval guards for the first time worked by non-parachute landing from a helicopter into the open sea. Soldiers of the department of special actions on water of the Odessa coast guard detachment performed jumps from a height of 7 meters at a speed of about 30 km / h.

According to legend of the exercises, it should run advanced assault groups whose task is from the sea to take control of the strategically important objects — ports, waterworks. Assault Group of 8 fighters in the ultralight gear (wet suit, fins, mask) to parachute from a helicopter, covertly, using scuba diving skills without special equipment, had to get to a particular object and neutralize watch in the «silence». Weapons and equipment of divers is minimal -- except diving knife, a martial arts techniques and the ability to quickly neutralize the enemy, not allowing him to call for help.

The guards performed the exercise well.

The Department added that the program of the present «Sea Breeze-2016» provides a lot of elements, the implementation of which was not previously practiced. Marine guards — the only ones who fulfilled such a complex and dangerous element. This item appeared in terms of exercise thanks to the initiative of the border agency.

The commander of the assault team congratulated his troop on the air «baptism» and noted that participation in such large-scale exercises allows to significantly improve the level of personnel training and expand the scope of the unit.

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