The first international Army Games kicked off in Russia on August 1 and will come to end on August 15. The large-scale competition involves more than 2,000 men representing 17 countries. Their teams will prove their skills in 14 contests on 11 firing ranges in Russia, including such spectacular military sports as tank biathlon and air darts.
The helicopter crashed during a demonstration flight at an airshow in Russia's Ryazan region.
Russia hosts the first International Army Games on August 1-15 with teams from 16 other nations expected to take part in various contests organized by the Russian Defense Ministry.
Russian soldiers are highly-skilled professionals, said Muhammad Aslam Nadeem, Brigadier General of the Pakistani Army.
Moscow hopes to deepen its military cooperation with Beijing to strengthen the national security of the both countries.
Russia's defense minister said that Angola could guarantee security in Central Africa, and Moscow was ready to help the country's armed forces improve their skills.
The Army Games in Russia could contribute to the normalization of relations between New Delhi and Islamabad, the Indian delegation's head told Sputnik.
Egypt has decided to participate in the International Army Games-2015 in Russia. Cairo believes it will strengthen military cooperation between two countries.
Russia's deputy defense minister said he believed that Western European countries and the United States will join the Army Games in the future.
Competitors have arrived from across the globe to compete in the annual tank biathlon, which is being held in Alabino, a village close to Moscow; the event is one of the highlights of the upcoming International Army Games.
Three branches of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) – ground, navy and air force – arrived in Russia to participate in the 2015 International Army Games that will take place in Russia during the first two weeks of August.
The Chinese military prepares to take part in the International Army Games along with 14 other nations.
An English version of Army Games-2015 international website is to be launched on Monday.
Next year, Russian military engineers plan to hold a brand-new contest with special tasks which can be likened to the world famous Formula One race, according to Lieutenant-General Yuri Stavitsky, chief of the Russian Engineering Troops.
Military specialists from 14 countries will take part in the 2015 International Army Games, to run in Russia from August 1 through 15, the Defense Ministry press service announced on Thursday.
Qualifying rounds for the Safe Environment competition have been held across Russia in military units related to the country's Troops of Nuclear, Chemical, and Biological Defense.
The International Army Games will be held August 1-15 2015 in Russia. The Russian Defense Ministry proposed to hold an opening ceremony on August 1 in Alabino, near Moscow.