Egypt, Russia navies conclude Bridge of Friendship 4 drill in Mediterranean

Ahmed Eleiba , Saturday 11 Dec 2021

The Egyptian and Russian navies wrapped up the joint naval drill Bridge of Friendship 4 in the Egyptian territorial waters of the Mediterranean, the Egyptian Armed Forces announced on Saturday.

Bridge of Friendship 4
A photo for the Bridge of Friendship 4 drill released by the Egyptian Armed Forces on 11 December 2021

The drill comprised several naval formations and artillery firing with live ammunition as well as defence exercises against atypical threats and air defence training on naval formations, said the Egyptian army. 

Special navy forces from the Egyptian and Russian navies also participated in the drill. 
The Egyptian Mistral-class helicopter carrier Gamal Abdel-Nasser took part in the exercise.
The closing of the drill was attended by Commander of the Egypt Navy Forces Vice Admiral Ahmed Khaled, Deputy Commander of the Black Sea Fleet Vice Admiral Arkady Romanov, the Russian ambassador in Cairo, and military commanders from the two countries.
The first Egypt-Russia Bridge of Friendship naval drill was conducted in 2015.

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