Currently, the country's engineering troops take party in the two types of international military sports events: the Open Water competition and the Safe Routes contest among sappers. Earlier, both contests were included in the program of the International Army Games, due in Russia in August 2015.
"During next year's planned Army Games, we intend to add another contest, the Engineering Formula competition, which will be similar to Formula One auto racing," Stavitsky said.
He added that unlike Formula One, Engineering Formula will see each car implement its own specific task, including overcoming obstacles, clearing debris and performing water-related tasks.
In 2013, the Aviadarts competition for pilots and the Tank Biathlon were for the first time held in Russia, in events that were initiated by the country's Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu. A year later, armies from countries throughout the world signaled their interest in taking part in these competitions.