Dog parachutes to be deployed to military in 2022

A brand new sort of parachute that permits a paratrooper to leap to the bottom with a service canine can be deployed to the Russian Armed Forces subsequent yr, its producer has revealed.

In a Thursday assertion despatched to the TASS information company, Russia’s Technodinamika Holding defined that checks ought to be accomplished by the top of 2021.

“Deliveries of the suspended dog system to the Russian Defense Ministry will begin in 2022 after the product is accepted for supply,” the holding mentioned. Technodinamika is owned by Rostec, a state-owned conglomerate that invests within the protection business.

The system is designed to allow a canine to leap from a most top of 4,000 meters, alongside only a parachutist or a parachutist with a particular canine handler.

In July this yr, Technodinamika launched footage of the system being examined. At the time, chief designer Aleksey Kozin revealed that the parachute would allow search-and-rescue operations in areas inaccessible to a aircraft or helicopter. He additionally acknowledged that the canines react properly to the leap and stay calm each all through and afterward.

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Kozin additionally introduced that his firm plans to create oxygen gear for canines within the near future. This would allow skydives from a better altitude than 4,000 meters.

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