Egypt, Russia conduct naval air defence drills with F-16 fighters

Navy men of Egypt and Russia during joint manoeuvres in the Mediterranean conducted on Thursday a drill to organise air defence that involved the F-16 jet fighters, Russian Navy spokesman Captain First Rank Igor Dygalo said.

Navy men of Egypt and Russia during joint manoeuvres in the Mediterranean conducted on Thursday a drill to organise air defence that involved the F-16 jet fighters, Russian Navy spokesman Captain First Rank Igor Dygalo said.

"According to the exercise joint command, crewmembers of the two countries’ warships drilled manoeuvring in column at the exit from the naval base, successfully conducted an exercise to repel an attack of a small target, and in accordance with the set parameters and standards conducted a joint air defence drill in the area of operations with the involvement of the F-16 fighters of the Egyptian Air Force," the Navy spokesman said.

First published by TASS.

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