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Russian International Army Games Underway

The IAG Suvarov Attack event involves teams of four armoured vehicle crews from six nations [© Russian Federation]
The 2019 International Army Games are now underway in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, China, India, Iran, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Uzbekistan and Russia.

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First organised in 2015 by the Russian Ministry of Defence and now an annual competition, the 2019 International Army Games commenced today and will continue until Saturday 17th August. Around 30 nations, alphabetically from Angola to Zimbabwe, are participating in 31 events (a 32nd took place earlier this year in Siberia) in ten countries on land, on sea and in the air:-

  • Armenia, Dilijan: Event – Warrior of The Commonwealth
  • Azerbaijan, Caspian Sea: Event – Sea Cup
  • Belarus, Brest: Event – Sniper Frontier
  • Belarus, Unknown: Event – Polar Star
  • China PRC, Korla: Event – Suvorov Attack
  • China PRC, Korla: Event – Gunsmith Master
  • China PRC, Korla: Event – Clear Sky
  • China PRC, Korla: Event – Safe Environment
  • India, Jaisalmer : Event – Army Scout Masters
  • Islamic Republic of Iran, Kish: Event – Depth
  • Islamic Republic of Iran, Parand: Event – Road Patrol
  • Kazakhstan, Gvardeyskiy: Event – Confident Reception
  • Kazakhstan, Gvardeyskiy: Event – Falcon Hunting
  • Kazakhstan, Gvardeyskiy: Event – Masters of Artillery Fire
  • Mongolia, Undisclosed: Event – Equestrian Marathon
  • Uzbekistan, Tashkent: Event – Military Medical Relay
  • Russian Federation, Moscow Region: Event – Tank Biathlon
  • Russian Federation, Dubrovichi: Event – Aviadarts
  • Russian Federation, Pskov: Event – Airborne Platoon
  • Russian Federation, Kaliningrad: Event – Seaborne Assault
  • Russian Federation, Vladimir Region: Event – Open Water
  • Russian Federation, Tyumen: Event – Safe Route
  • Russian Federation, Tyumen: Event – Engineering Formula
  • Russian Federation, Voronezh: Event – Masters of Armoured Vehicles
  • Russian Federation, Omsk: Event – Maintenance Battalion
  • Russian Federation, Mount Elbrus: Event – Elbrus Ring
  • Russian Federation, Moscow Region: Event – True Friend
  • Russian Federation, Moscow Region: Event – Field Kitchen
  • Russian Federation, Kyzyl: Event – Military Rally
  • Russian Federation, Moscow Region: Event – Guardian of Order
  • Russian Federation, Siberia: Event – Sayansk March (completed)
  • Russian Federation, Moscow Region: Event – Emergency Area
The 32 IAG events are taking place across ten countries [© Russian Federation]

Accompanying images are from previous competitions and are © Russian Federation.

Aviadarts is a rotary and fixed wing live fire event [© Russian Federation]
Clear Sky is a MANPADS air defence event in which 25 nations are participating [© Russian Federation]
Elbrus Ring is for 12-person mountain troop teams – five nations are participating [© Russian Federation]
Safe Route is a Combat Engineer event – six nations are participating [© Russian Federation]
Safe Environment is for NBC Reconnaissance troops – six nations are participating [© Russian Federation]

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