Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation

10/09/2018 | News release | Distributed by Public on 10/09/2018 08:41

Novorossiysk airborne troops to participate in international exercises in Africa for the first time

09.10.2018 (15:54)

Novorossiysk airborne troops are going to participate in international exercises in Africa for the first time.

The Defenders of Friendship 2018 Russian-Egyptian counter-terrorism exercises are to take place in the territory of Egypt on October 13-26.

The Russian Airborne Troops will be represented by a units of the Guards Cossack Air Assault Regiment. Major General Alexey Naumts, the deputy chief of Airborne Staff will command the Russian troops during the joint counter-terrorism exercises.

A total of over 200 Russian paratroopers will be engaged in the drills.

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