At the center there is the emblem of the Airborne Troops, which is practically unchanged repetition of the Soviet emblem of 1955. The sign represents an open parachute with a paratrooper and two aircrafts, surrounded by two green oak branches.
The parachute with the aircrafts on the sides means the delivery of the troops to the battlefield.
The oak wreath symbolizes courage, strength, perseverance valor and fidelity to the combat duty.
Green is the traditional color of the uniform of Russian border guards.
The extension of Russian land border is 13,747 miles (22,125 kilometers), so it is not surprising that green has become the “calling card” of first Soviet and then Russian border guards.
The inscription on the perimeter of the patch reads: “Air Assault Mobile Group”, at the bottom: “RUSSIA”.
The Air Assault Mobile Group is a temporary (non-regular) formation from the staff of Russian Federal Border Guard Service (formerly the KGB Border Troops ), aimed to perform tasks for the protection and defense of the state border.
The Air Assault Mobile Group was first used during the combat operations in Afghanistan in 1982.
The usual duty of the State Border Guard is the patrolling and monitoring of the border area, but during the fighting with the adjacent side there is an urgent need for the presence of the border guards in neighboring states for border security on the both sides of the border line. In this case, the presence of the border guards on the territory of the neighboring belligerent is not advertised.
The Air Assault Group take the functions of the outpost in the border area, in the mountains and other remote places of the state border.