Russian and Egyptian paratroopers carried out the first joint airdrop operation, as part of the Russian-Egyptian tactical maneuvers, “Protectors of Friendship 2021”, taking place in Egypt from the 17th to the 29th of this month.
The Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement that the paratroopers of the two countries had trained in a tactical air landing from the “Casa C-295” aircraft of the Egyptian military transport aviation.
The statement indicated that the landing took place from a height of more than 3,500 meters, and the paratroopers managed to destroy a supposed communications center for illegal armed groups. According to the statement, the Russian and Egyptian soldiers eliminated from the air the supposed guard points of the facility, then booby-trapped and destroyed it.
The statement stated that “at the end of the exercise, training was conducted on direct combat waged by a joint unit in an urban setting, during which Russian and Egyptian paratroopers surrounded an assumed town and cleared it of the elements of illegal armed groups.”
A joint military unit of more than 500 soldiers participated in the exercises, in addition to Il-76 military transport aircraft of the Russian Aerospace Forces, and S-130, Kasa C-295 and Chinook aircraft of the Egyptian Air Force. .
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