Airborne servicemen of Russia and Egypt carry out joint firing in course of Defenders of Friendship-2016 joint exercise at day- and nighttime



Today, the Russian Airborne servicemen have left al-Umaed military base of the Egyptian Armed Forces in order to hold joint day and night firing.

Combat firing with small arms is held at the Alam al-Hadem range.

Russian and Egyptian servicemen spent more than 4 hours firing small arms and grenade launchers.

Military servicemen of both countries have performed more than 600 firing tasks and engaged more than 800 targets at different distances.

Russian paratroopers will insert onto the unknown area in course of the Russian-Belarusian exercise

Servicemen of the Airborne regiment located in Kostroma will perform a landing operation in the territory of the Republic of Belarus in course of the joint Russian-Belarusian exercise.

The landing operation will be held in the unknown area for the Russian paratroopers, which was called “Sahara” for unique terrain, which had been encircled by thick forest.

This area was called as “Sahara” for deep sand and complete absence of any growth.

The insert operation will be held by two ways: landing and parachuting.

Military servicemen will use D-10 and T-10VB parachute systems in course of the Defenders of the Friendship-2016 joint Russian-Egyptian exercise

Russian Airborne servicemen will perform large-scale insert using D-10 parachute systems in course of the Friendship-2016, joint Russian-Egyptian counter-terrorist exercise.

Military servicemen from Egypt will use T-10V parachutes in course of the landing operation.

This large-scale airborne insert will be the first operation performed by Russian and Egyptian Airborne troops in the desert climate of Africa.

Up to 300 servicemen will participate in the insert operation held in course of the joint exercise.

The joint exercise is taking place in the territory of the Arab Republic of Egypt in the middle of October, 2016.

Participation of servicemen of the Airborne troops of Russia in the international exercise has been regulated by agreements reached with the Egyptian side and in accordance with the plan of the international activities of the Ministry of Defense of Russia.