Commander of the Airborne Troops, Colonel-General Andrei Serdyukov arrived in Cairo, where he will assess the coordination of actions of the Russian and Egyptian paratroopers during the final stage of the joint tactical exercise Defenders of Friendship 20
The Commander of the Airborne Troops, 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 paratrooper troops of the Egyptian armed forces, he Egyptian paratroopers.
Paratroopers from the Russian Federation, together with their counterparts 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.
For the leadership, 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 signal equipment of the interacting troops.
In total, from the Airborne Troops of Russia and the paratroopers of the armed forces of the Arab Republic of Egypt, a consolidated unit with a total strength of more than 500 servicemen is involved in the exercise. as well as the Il-76md aircraft of the Russian Aerospace Forces and the C-130 Hercules and the Chinook heavy military transport helicopters of the Egyptian Air Force.
Defenders of Friendship joint Russian-Egyptian tactical exercise is being held for the fifth time this year.
For the first time, Russian and Egyptian paratroopers practiced joint tactical actions near Alexandria city of the Arab Republic of Egypt in 2016.
In 2017, joint exercises were held in the Krasnodar Territory on the basis of the Novorossiysk airborne assault mountain formation of the Airborne Troops.
In 2018, in Egypt, participants in a joint exercise practiced 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 joint exercises were held at Dubrovichi training ground of the Tula Guards Airborne Troops in the Ryazan region.