Russia Tests Dog Parachutes

Russian paratroopers as well as rescuers could quickly be parachuting to planet with four-legged assistants by their side.

State-owned aeronautics parts holding Technodinamika stated Tuesday that it remained in the lasts of screening Russia’s initial canine parachute system. Video footage broadcast on state media Tuesday revealed a doberman pinscher and also a German guard flying from 4,000 meters and making a soft touchdown in an open field.

” Four-legged police officers are frequently associated with army and rescue procedures, yet sometimes it takes as well lengthy to get to the location walking as well as it’s impossible to land by helicopter or aircraft,” the company claimed in a news release.

” That’s when you need an unique suspension system.”

Test parachutists Yury Mironov and Andrei Toropkov claimed the guinea pig “felt excellent” however had to undergo extra preparations in advance of the 8 jumps they carried out, such as not being fed or provided water for time.

” We didn’t recognize just how their bodies would certainly react,” they stated.

The most unusual discovery was the canines being able to see the earth and trying to “land” from as high as 3,000 kilometers regardless of the previous understanding that they couldn’t see that far away, Mironov and Toropkov stated.

” The most crucial point is to obtain the canines into the airplane. They properly endure the flight as well as even enjoy the clouds via the porthole,” Toropkov said. “After landing, all four-legged test individuals felt well and were ready to adhere to commands.”

Technodinamika’s parachute harness is designed for both solitary dives involving pets weighing approximately 45 kilos connected to parachutists as well as tandem jumps involving a parachutist, a canine handler and the dog itself.

” The pets obtain tense when the door opens as well as there’s wind and sound, however they calm down many thanks to the pet handler. It’s more difficult without them,” Toropkov said.

Technodinamika stated it is working with increasing the maximum elevation for pet dog parachute jumps to 8,000 meters with special canine oxygen equipment.

State examinations are planned to be completed by the end of 2021 and then be submitted to the armed forces and, potentially, to emergency staffs.

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