Units of the Russian Airborne troops, weapons and military equipment will be sent to Africa for the joint exercise, scheduled in October.
For the first time, aircraft of the military transport aviation of the Russian Aerospace Forces will transfer units of the Russian Airborne troops, weapons and military equipment to Africa, Department of Information and Mass Communications of the Russian Defense Ministry reported on Tuesday.
“The transfer of units of the Russian Airborne troops with a practical way of landing will be held in one of the regions of the African continent. In the course of the task, the Il-76 transport aircraft of the military transport aviation will pass through several climatic zones, carrying out a flight from central Russia,” the Interfax news agency quoted the press release.
“For Russian military pilots it will be the first large-scale transfer of airborne servicemen with weapons and equipment to the area with a dry climate in the Arab Republic of Egypt, which will be held within the framework of preparation for the joint exercises in Africa,” the statement reads.
Departure of Russian military to the area of the joint exercise is scheduled in October.
According to the statement, the exercise will be held under the reached agreements with the Egyptian side and in accordance to the plan of international activity of the Russian Defense Ministry.
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