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During the first stage of the joint exercise Defenders of Friendship 2021, a night fire training session was held with Russian and Egyptian paratroopers. At the range of the parachute troops of the Egyptian armed forces, the servicemen of the two countries performed training firing from small arms at various distances in the dark.

Also, a complex tactical control exercise was carried out with elements of tactical shooting to block and destroy a conditional enemy at night.

The night fire training sessions were checked by the Commander of the Parachute Forces of the Egyptian Armed Forces, Divisional General Atyf Ibrahim Mady. He praised the professional training of the paratroopers of the two countries and noted that the servicemen overcame the language barrier in the course of carrying out joint combat training missions.

As part of the fifth joint tactical exercise “Defenders of Friendship-2021”, paratroopers from Russia and Egypt will work out interaction in the preparation and conduct of hostilities to block and destroy conditional illegal armed formations in the desert area.

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, a joint exercise was held in the Krasnodar Territory on the basis of the Novorossiysk Guards 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 exercise took place at the Dubrovichi training ground of the Tula Guards Airborne Force in the Ryazan Region.

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