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Navy. Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff congratulates Gen. Nikolai Makarov, Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Russia after signing a memorandum of understanding to continue combatting terrorism at the Russian The Central Navy Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia on May 6, 2011. Mullen is on a three-day trip to the country to meet with his counterparts discussing issues of mutual interest. (Department of Defense photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley/Released)

For the first time in history, Russian and American airborne forces will hold joint drills in the US. The anti-terror exercises scheduled for May 2012 will get off to a flying start with a tactical landing operation and “terrorist” camp raid.

­“This is the first time such an event is being held,” Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Col. Aleksandr Kucherenko stressed, announcing the plan. “The Russian airborne will contribute a special task group that will exercise with US special service weapons.”

Russian soldiers will receive preparatory training in Colorado’s Fort Carson with the US weaponry and equipment they are to use during the operation. The drills include parachuting, operation planning, reconnaissance, assault operations and evacuations by helicopter.

Source: RT News

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