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On the basis of the paratrooper formation of the armed forces of the Arab Republic of Egypt, stationed in the city of Inshas, ​​60 kilometers from the capital of Egypt – Cairo, the training of the personnel of the combined Russian-Egyptian paratrooper unit has been completed for the joint landing from military transport aircraft within the framework of the upcoming active phase of the exercise “Defenders of Friendship-2021”.

In accordance with the plan for coordinating the consolidated unit, the Egyptian paratroopers were trained under the guidance of Russian airborne training instructors to jump on the Russian D-10 parachute systems of the Il-76MD military transport aviation of the Russian Aerospace Forces.

The intensity of the training is very high, which made it possible to quickly prepare the Egyptian paratroopers to make jumps using Russian parachute systems.

During the active stage of the joint exercise, more than 10 units of military equipment and cargo, as well as over 150 servicemen of the two countries, will be dropped onto the Asvag landing site.

In addition, earlier, Russian paratroopers, together with a group of special forces of the Egyptian paratroopers, performed airborne landing from C-135 “Hercules” and CASA C-295 aircraft using special-purpose parachute systems “Arbalet-1”.

In total, more than 500 military personnel are involved from the Russian Airborne Forces and the paratroopers of the Egyptian Armed Forces in the “Defenders of Friendship-2021” exercise, which takes place from 17 to 29 October on the basis of the paratrooper troops of the Arab Republic of Egypt, as well as Il-76MD aircraft of the Russian Aerospace Forces and C-130 “Hercules”, CASA C-295 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, 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, the participants in the joint exercise improved their skills at the training ground of the paratrooper unit 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 a joint exercise. The exercise took place at the Dubrovichi training ground of the Tula Guards Airborne Force in the Ryazan Region.

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