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A joint Russian-Egyptian tactical exercise, entitled “Defenders of Friendship 2021,” will be held in Egypt from October 17 to 29, the Russian Defense Ministry said, TASS reported.

"The Arab Republic of Egypt will hold joint Russian-Egyptian tactical exercise, Defenders of Friendship 2021, involving practical airdropping of personnel and equipment," the ministry said in a statement.

About 100 servicemen of Russia’s Novorossiysk-based Guards Mountain Air Assault Unit, six BMD-2 infantry fighting vehicles, and four Il-76MD military transport planes will take part in the exercise.

Egypt will send over 400 paratroopers, several Lockheed C-130 Hercules military transport planes, and Boeing CH-47 Chinook twin-engine heavy-lift helicopters.

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