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“Army aviation units of the Western Military Districts are being re-deployed to emergency airfields, located more than 500 kilometers from their permanent bases, as part of a continuing inspection of the combat readiness of forces deployed in the Western and Central Military Districts,” he said.

“The army aviation units are flying within ordinary squadrons and formations. During the re-deployment, the helicopter pilots are perfecting their piloting skills within a unit and practicing air support for Land Forces units engaged in long-distance marches toward their destination areas,” the spokesman said.

“The crews of army aviation helicopters are monitoring officers’ radio communication during the marches in order to assess Land Forces units’ compliance with the rules for radio communication. Apart from that, specialists in charge of monitoring compliance with the rules for frequencies use are attempting to track down any possible airwave trespassers who are using frequencies outside of the permitted range,” he said.

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