Egypt and Russia Carry Out Joint Air Defence Drills Amid Fast Growing Military Ties - 11/9/2019

Egyptian and Russian forces have carried out joint air defence exercises using new Russian weapons platforms, the latest of several drills between the two powers which have grown more frequent in recent years. The overthrow of Egypt’s Western backed islamist government in 2013 by popular protest led by the country’s armed forces led Cairo to seek closer defence ties with Moscow - and within weeks the African state had placed considerable orders for Russian hardware.

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