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The chief military defense (PVO) of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation Lieutenant-General Alexander Leonov arrived in Egypt on a working visit.

He will attend the final stage of the joint Russian-Egyptian military exercises “Arrow of friendship–2019”, during which will be worked out by the reflection of the impact of air attack with combat firing practice of Russian and Egyptian air defense units.

“Today we have approached the final stage of the exercise, – said Lieutenant-General Alexander Leonov, turning to the soldiers participating in the “Arrow of friendship”. – During the previous steps you should improve your knowledge and skills, shared experiences by the application of air defense units and staffs. Tomorrow in the third final stage, you first have to perform live firing in joint calculations. I am sure that you will cope and show high result.” He wished the participants success at the final stage of exercises, as well as further friendship and cooperation between the armies of Egypt and Russia.

In addition, the chief of the army air defense of Russia will get acquainted with samples of arms, military equipment used in air defense units to Egypt.

The Egyptian side will give him the opportunity to see the work of structural units of air defense for training of gunners of Egypt.

The exercise has involved the joint divisions of the SAM “Buk-M2E”, “tor-M2E” anti-aircraft self-propelled installations “Shilka-M4”, portable SAMS “Igla-s” in Russia.

We will remind, joint doctrine air defense forces of Russia and Egypt “Arrow of friendship-2019” the first was held at the tactical training center of defense of the Arab Republic of Egypt from 26 October to 7 November.

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