Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation

11/24/2020 | News release | Distributed by Public on 11/24/2020 09:00

Egyptian Navy detachment of ships left the port of Novorossiysk after Bridge of Friendship 2020 exercise jointly with the Russian Navy

24.11.2020 (16:45)

A detachment of ships of the Naval Forces of the Arab Republic of Egypt left the port of Novorossiysk for the first time to participate in the Bridge of Friendship 2020 exercise, jointly with the Russian Navy.

The detachment of ships of the Egyptian Navy includes the frigate Alexandria, the corvette El-Fateh and the missile boat M. Fahmi.

After the farewell ceremony with the participation of the command of the Novorossiysk naval base, the Egyptian ships headed for the Black Sea straits of the Bosphorus and Dardanelles.

The Russian-Egyptian exercise Bridge of Friendship 2020 is being held for the first time in the Black Sea.

The purpose of the exercise is to strengthen and develop military cooperation between the Egyptian Navy and the Russian Navy in the interests of security and stability at sea, as well as to exchange experience between personnel in repelling various threats in areas of heavy navigation.

Uring the exercise, the main activities took place within the maritime phase. Russian and Egyptian sailors practiced a set of joint exercises, including search and rescue of a drowning man, escorting behind trawls, repelling an attack by small-sized means of a mock enemy, organizing resupply at sea by a traverse method, as well as inspection operations against suspicious vessels.

The exercise between the Russian Navy and the Egyptian Navy Bridge of the Friendship has been held since 2015.