Antiaircraft gunners of the Southern MD will take part in the international exercise "Arrow of friendship-2019" in Egypt for the first time
Military personnel of the Air Defence units of the Southern Military District, stationed in the Volgograd region, Krasnodar region, North Ossetia and Crimea, will participate for the first time in the Russian-Egyptian exercise of the air defense forces "Arrow of friendship-2019", which will be held from October 26 to November 7 in the Arab Republic of Egypt.
The command of actions of the Russian military personnel is assigned to the Deputy Commander-in-chief of SMD Air Defense and Aviation Troops Colonel Valery Chernysh.
"The joint exercise will be held in three stages. During the first stage, the servicemen of the two countries will conduct coordination of command posts and crews of combat vehicles, coordination of units when advancing to the starting (firing) positions, as well as the implementation of joint training firings. At the second stage of the exercise, specialists of the military Air Defence will work out the elements of training and combat operations. The final stage of the exercise will be the practical implementation of the actions to countermeasure an mock enemy attack by Air Defense units", - said Valery Chernysh.
The joint exercises were held in accordance with the international military cooperation plan and were targeted to strengthen and develop military cooperation of the two countries.