Earlier this month, SOFREP reported on Russia’s new paratrooper deployment strategy that includes dropping troops inside their armored combat vehicles. This controversial concept is widely believed to place soldiers at unnecessary risk, as the traditional method of deploying paratroopers and their vehicles separately reduces the chances that a single parachute failure could result in the death of a vehicle’s entire six soldier crew.
The debate about whether or not Russia could successfully employ this strategy in combat operations really boils down to a few simple questions: is Russia’s military parachute equipment reliable enough to mitigate these risks? And, are Russian soldiers competent enough to ensure the equipment is used properly each and every time?
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