Airborne unit to practise different tactics of counter-terrorism exercises in Egypt
It is the first time as Russian paratroopers practise free drop from Russian-made Mi-17 helicopters which are in service with armed force of Egypt during the Defenders of Friendship 2018 joint counter-terrorism exercises. Airborne assault groups will rappel from hovering helicopters at the altitude of 25m.
Moreover, paratroopers of the Stavropol airborne assault regiment of the Airborne Troops for the first time will land on unknown terrain using the special-purpose parachute systems Arbalet-2 and D-10 which are in service with Russian Airborne Troops. International paratroopers will jump from Il-76 MD Russian military transport airplane and S-130 aircraft of the Egyptian Air Force from the altitudes of 600m-3,000m.
The Defenders of Friendship 2018 Russian-Egyptian counter-terrorism exercises are to take place in the territory of Egypt on October 13-26.