By Rashid Shirinov
A delegation of the General Command of the Russian Navy has arrived in Azerbaijan, where together with colleagues will discuss preparations for the organization and conduct of the "Sea Cup-2017" contests, RIA Novosti reported citing the Russian Defense Ministry on March 15.
The competition will be held in Azerbaijan on August 1-10.
The delegation is led by the head of the Russian Navy combat training Department, rear admiral Viktor Kochemazov. The delegation will also visit the main base of the Azerbaijani Navy – Puta.
“Together with our colleagues, in the next few days we will develop a detailed roadmap for the preparatory period, and we will work out the main points of the international stage of Sea Cup-2017,” Kochemazov said.
He added that during the visit, all aspects of the scoring system on completed episodes and exercises for ship crews will be defined, and the international referee brigade will be formed.
Moreover, the conference will assess the readiness of the infrastructure of the naval base to receive ships of participating countries, to place technical staff and referees.
The Cup of the Caspian Sea is held in the framework of the International Army Games. This year Azerbaijan will be among the host countries of the International Army Games 2017 along with China, Belarus and Kazakhstan.
The Army Games have become the modern form of military training. Last year, Azerbaijan successfully performed in the Games held in Russia.
Participating in the contests "Tank biathlon" and "Caspian Sea Cup" of the international military competition, representatives of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces become the winners of the various stages in both categories and represented the country at the highest level.