Ukrainian spec op paratroopers jump from U.S. MC-130 plane in joint drill

More than half a hundred servicemen with Ukraine’s Special Operations Forces during the joint exercises performed a training jump from the MC-130 special mission aircraft operated by the U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command.

That’s according to the press service of Ukraine’s Defense Ministry, Ukrinform reports.

In a joint exercise with the U.S. counterparts, Ukrainian military worked out their landing routine, deploying spec op groups to a designated area, using guided "Wing" type parachutes, from an altitudes from 2,000 m to 3,000 m,” the report says.

The effort was part of preparations for the strategic command and staff exercise Joint Efforts 2021.

Before the start of the practical phase, U.S. military instructors held a briefing, noting the peculiarities of performing jumps from MC-130 planes and explaining safety rules.

As Ukrinform reported, the Joint Efforts 2021 strategic command and staff exercises, the active phase of which will take place late September, will surpass last year's in scale, representation, and scenario.

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The drill will consist of three stages. During the first and second stages, the military will be working out the issues of command of defense forces during the repulse of armed aggression. During the third stage, elements of command over multinational forces involving units from partner states will be worked out.

Ukraine has sent invitations to 16 partner countries, including NATO Allies – the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Lithuania, Slovakia, and Turkey.

Read also: Russia launches large-scale military exercise s, including in occupied Crimea

Also, Finland, Sweden, Jordan, and Georgia, enjoying the status of NATO Enhanced Opportunity Partners, as well as Moldova and Azerbaijan, who joined NATO's Partnership for Peace program, are among the invited countries.

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