Russian and Egyptian Airborne officers approved the order of the Defenders of Frienship-2016 joint exercise
Representatives of the Airborne troops of the Russian Armed Forces and the Airborne troops of the Arab Republic of Egypt held negotiations and approved the order of the Defenders of Frienship-2016 joint exercise.
Both countries defined the number of involved forces. Special attention was paid to involvement of units, which were to conducts jumps with parachutes of different types.
More than 500 servicemen from both countries, more than 6 airfields, more than 15 aircraft, and 10 pieces of combat hardware capable to be dropped from the air with usage of parachute systems will be involved in the counter-terrorist exercise.
Defenders of Frienship-2016, joint Russian-Egyptian counter-terrorist exercise will be held in the territory of Egypt in the middle of October.