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In the period from October 17 to October 29, 2021, the joint Russian-Egyptian tactical exercise “Defenders of Friendship-2021” will be held in the Arab Republic of Egypt with the practical landing of personnel and airborne equipment of the two countries.

The exercise will be attended by units of the Russian Airborne Forces and the paratroopers of the Egyptian Armed Forces totaling more than 500 servicemen. As part of the exercise, the personnel will work out interaction in the preparation and conduct of hostilities in the course of blocking and destroying illegal armed formations (IAF) in desert conditions.

To manage the exercise from the joint command post, the operational groups of the two countries will create a unified control system based on the standard wearable, mobile, satellite and mobile communications of the interacting troops.

After the arrival of Russian servicemen on the territory of the paratrooper unit of the Egyptian armed forces, a solemn ceremony of opening and raising the flags of the countries participating in the joint Russian-Egyptian tactical exercise will take place.

As part of the preparatory stage, on the territory of the military camp of the paratrooper unit, the servicemen will conduct joint airborne training, during which the elements of airborne personnel from airplanes and helicopters of various types of military transport aviation will be worked out on the simulators of the parachute complex.

During the active phase, the scouts as part of the forward detachment will land on guided parachute systems of the “wing” type in the area of ​​forthcoming actions of the troops to organize the landing of the main forces of the joint Russian-Egyptian airborne assault.

The Il-76md military transport aircraft of the Russian Aerospace Forces Il-76md and the Egyptian Air Force S-130 “Hercules” will deliver personnel and equipment by parachute to the designated area, under the cover of fire of which the paratroopers are blocking the settlement captured by the militants. When practicing a tactical episode, a practical landing of about 10 units of military equipment and more than 150 servicemen from two countries will be carried out.

At the end of the joint exercise, servicemen from Russia and Egypt will work out the destruction of disparate bandit groups, after which, in the course of active raid operations, they will block the supply channels of ammunition and supplies for illegal armed groups to the border zone.

In total, about 100 servicemen of the Novorossiysk Guards Airborne Assault Mountain Formation as part of a combined airborne assault unit, 6 BMD-2 airborne combat vehicles, 4 Il-76md military transport aircraft of the Russian Aerospace Forces will be involved in the joint exercise from the Russian Federation. From the Arab Republic of Egypt, it is planned to use more than 400 military personnel of the reinforced paratrooper unit, C-130 Hercules aircraft and heavy military transport helicopters Chinook of the Egyptian Air Force.

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The joint Russian-Egyptian tactical exercise “Defenders of Friendship” is being held for the fifth time this year.

For the first time, Russian and Egyptian paratroopers worked out joint tactical actions near the city of Alexandria in the Arab Republic of Egypt in 2016. In 2017, joint exercises were held in the Krasnodar Territory on the basis of the Novorossiysk airborne assault mountain formation of the Airborne Forces. In 2018, in Egypt, participants in a joint exercise honed their skills at the paratrooper training ground near Cairo.

In 2019, for the first time, servicemen of the Special Operations Forces of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus took part in joint exercises. The joint exercises were held at the test range of the Tula Guards Airborne Force “Dubrovichi” in the Ryazan region.

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