Joint paratrooper drills «Defenders of friendship-2017» between Russia and Egypt continued in the southern port city of Novorossiysk, Wednesday. More than 500 troops, including 65 Egyptian paratroopers, carried out battle manoeuvres, as well as machine gun and rocket launcher drills. Around 50 pieces of military equipment, such as the Il-76 transport aircraft, Mi-8AMTSh and Mi-35 helicopters, T... Еще-72B3 tanks and BMD-2 armoured landing vehicles were involved. According to the Russian MoD, the main aim of the exercises is to improve cooperation and share experience in the fight against terrorism. The drills will run until Friday.