MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
Commander of the Airborne Forces, Hero of Russia, Colonel-General Andrei Serdyukov arrived in the Arab Republic of Egypt to participate in the active phase of the joint tactical exercise Defenders of Friendship-2021, where, together with the command of the parachute troops of the Egyptian armed forces, he Egyptian paratroopers.
Paratroopers from the Russian Federation, together with their colleagues from the paratrooper troops of the Armed Forces of the Arab Republic of Egypt, learned to act jointly during a week, performing practical landing on parachute systems of various modifications, practicing parachute-free landing, anti-terrorist combat training missions in desert terrain …
To direct the practical actions of the troops from the united command post, on the eve of the active phase of the joint exercise, a unified control system was created on the basis of standard wearable, mobile, satellite and mobile communications equipment of the interacting troops.
In total, from the Russian Airborne Forces and the paratroopers of the armed forces of the Arab Republic of Egypt in the “Defenders of Friendship-2021” exercise, which takes place from October 17 to October 29 this year, a consolidated unit with a total strength of more than 500 servicemen is involved. as well as the Il-76md military transport aircraft of the Russian Aerospace Forces and the C-130 Hercules of the Egyptian Air Force, with the Chinook heavy military transport helicopters of the Egyptian aviation.
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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