500 Latvian troops take part in German exercise

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From March 8 to March 31, the US-led Allied Spirit VI military exercise will be held in Germany with about 500 Latvian soldiers and 130 equipment partaking, LETA was told by the Defense Ministry.

This is the largest ever involvement of the National Armed Forces in a foreign military exercise.

The aim of the exercise is to improve the ability of allied forces to plan and conduct high intensity military operations in a multi-national environment.

Around 2,770 soldiers from 12 countries will participate in the exercise - the United States, Canada, Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Hungary, Germany, Italy, Macedonia, Latvia, the Netherlands and Slovenia.

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