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Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Russia to train Egyptian Ka-52K pilots, paratroopers to hold joint exercises

Russia will provide training for pilots of Ka-52K helicopters set to be deployed on Egypt’s Mistral-class carriers, Russia’s state-owned TASS reports. “Our main efforts are concentrated on preparing crews who will operate Ka-52Ks in Egypt. That is why they are in Russia, working. Next year, their training is planned to be completed,” the Chief Designer of the Kamov Design Bureau Sergei Mikheyev says. Ka-52K helicopters are “designed to carry out patrol missions, provide fire support for amphibious assaults and … anti-amphibious assault defense on the frontline and in tactical depth.” Separately, Egyptian and Russian paratroopers will take part in a joint military exercise in Russia named the “Protectors of Friendship,” Ahram Online reports.

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