The coastal phase of the joint exercise of the Russian Navy and the Egyptian Navy Bridge of Friendship 2020 is taking place in Novorossiysk
In Novorossiysk, the coastal preparatory phase of the joint exercise of the Naval Forces of the Arab Republic of Egypt and the Russian Navy Bridge of Friendship 2020 has begun.
After the training on communications between the participating ships, the officers responsible for conducting the episodes of the naval phase from the Russian and Egyptian sides took part in the briefings on the conduct of the exercises at sea.
The key event of the onshore phase of the Russian-Egyptian naval exercise will be the pre-voyage conference on November 19. It will be attended by representatives of the joint command headquarters of the exercise, commanders and officers of the ships.
Also, as part of the planned cultural events, excursions to the sights of the hero-city of Novorossiysk were organized for Egyptian and Russian sailors, taking into account the anti-epidemic requirements in force in the region.
The Russian-Egyptian exercise Bridge of Friendship 2020 is being held for the first time in the Black Sea. During the maneuvers of ships of the Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Navy and the Egyptian Navy, it is planned to practice all types of protection and defence of ships with the execution of firing at surface and air targets. Private exercises will be held to organize resupply at sea by traverse, to practice screening operations against suspicious ships, and to help a ship in distress to find and rescue a drowning man.
The detachment of ships of the Egyptian Navy includes the frigate Alexandria, the corvette El-Fateh and the missile boat M. Fahmi.
From the Russian side, the crews of the frigate Admiral Makarov, the small missile ship Orekhovo-Zuevo, the patrol ship Dmitry Rogachev and the rescue tugboat Professor Nikolai Muru are involved in the exercise.
The exercise Bridge of Friendship 2020 will last until November 24.