Russian ships have arrived in Egypt's Alexandria for large-scale naval drills in the Mediterranean

June 16, 2015 Russian military ships have made preparations to be part of some joint naval drills with Egypt in the Mediterranean Sea. The drilling exercise was tagged ‘Bridge of Friendship – 2015′, and involved a large Russian tanker ‘Ivan Bubnov’ and a sea-tug MB-31 among other vessels.

The country’s Defence Ministry revealed that Egypt provided two frigates, two guided missile cruisers and a tanker for their part in the project. The crews practiced defence against small-size vessels, air defence, rescue operations and cargo transfer by helicopter.

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