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Jewelry explosion: who are the sappers of the Air and Space Forces of the Russian Federation?

Ever heard of sappers in the VKS? But they are. Engineering troops are part of the Aerospace Forces of Russia. Their tasks are not limited to the preparation of airfields and flight support aviation. They are also involved in the disposal of capital construction projects.

Today, the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation are undergoing a major upgrade, including construction. The Ministry of Defense is actively getting rid of dilapidated buildings and building new ones. In the outgoing year, the Engineering Forces built more than 3200 capital facilities, and eliminated about 4 thousands.

Such specialists are called "jewelers". Laying explosives in such a way that the building would form like a house of cards without damaging the surrounding buildings is truly a piece of jewelry. It requires the most precise calculations and sharp attention.

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  1. Grandfather
    Grandfather 24 December 2017 15: 31
    Ever heard of sappers in the VKS? But they are.
    Well, maybe .... first-Bruce Willis ... ... but I would argue ...- Andropov, still Nambar van ...
    1. Nikolaevich I
      Nikolaevich I 1 January 2018 16: 00
      You are not right! The first VKS sapper is John Sheridan, who destroyed the Black Star cruiser Minbar in the war between humans and Minbar.
  2. EvilLion
    EvilLion 25 December 2017 09: 12
    Of course there are, separate companies and battalions. After all, even the runway urgently needs to fix engineering parts. No military branch is completely closed.