Russia eyes 40-nation war games next year

Troops from 40 countries will be invited to join enlarged international army games in 2015, Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov told reporters on Wednesday, recalling events bringing together army teams from 11 nations in Russia this year.

Troops from 40 countries will be invited to join enlarged international army games in 2015, Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov told reporters on Wednesday, recalling events bringing together army teams from 11 nations in Russia this year.

Tank Biathlon and Aviadarts were 2014 game highlights featuring Chinese armored vehicles and aircraft from Belarus and China, the minister said.

Next year's drills would go beyond competitions for tank crews and pilots to include other military units in 12 sets of maneuvres, he added.

First published by TASS.

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