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Exercises «Defenders of friendship»: the Russians and the Egyptians change weapon

In the course of passing to the North of Egypt of Russian-Egyptian military exercises «Defenders of friendship-2016» the soldiers held joint shooting. The parties exchanged weapons: the Russians used the M4 rifle, but the Egyptians Kalashnikovs.

«I think that now, if M4 will fall into my hands, I had no trouble with it. But our machine is definitely better, it is time-tested and reliable, and I would still chose the AKS-74», — TASS quoted the Sergeant airborne mitkina Yevgenia.

According to this publication, particularly the Egyptians impressed the Russian underbarrel grenade launchers and firing assault knife, which was for local officers complete surprise. The Russians were shooting from machine guns of Belgian manufacture, and the Egyptians – PKM and «Pecheneg».

«Rossiyskaya Gazeta» notes that for airborne troops «Defenders of friendship» became the first experience of action on the African continent. The exercise was attended by military servicemen of the Pskov airborne division, which was transferred to Egypt transport aircraft Il-76.

Joint exercises will last until October 26. They employ more airports and more than 15 helicopters and airplanes, along with 10 combat vehicles and over 500 servicemen of both countries.

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Exercises «Defenders of friendship»: the Russians and the Egyptians change weapon 19.10.2016

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