As previously reported, two M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS) were deployed in Latvia this week, one in Rīga and one in Liepāja to display their mobility and flexibility as part of ongoing military drills.
Originally it had been planned to live-fire one of the HIMARS systems on Monday, but circumstances conspired to prevent that. As previously reported, Latvia is in the early stages of negotiations to buy HIMARS of its own.
The 🇺🇸 #HIMARS deployment continued today with live-fire exercises in 🇱🇻Liepāja! The deployment is part of the Latvian NAMEJS exercise. #StrongerTogether #WeAreNATO @US_SOCEUR @USArmyEURAF @Latvijas_armija @US_EUCOM @USAandEurope @StateDeptPM @AizsardzibasMin @StateEUR pic.twitter.com/v1iQ12LT8m— U.S. Embassy Riga (@USEmbassyRiga) September 28, 2022
📽️ A 🇺🇸 U.S. #HIMARS artillery system destroys 2 training targets in the #BalticSea during exercise Namejs 2022, held at the Škede range in 🇱🇻 #Latvia. #StrongerTogether #WeAreNATO #StrongEurope@USEmbassyRiga @DeptofDefense @USNATO https://t.co/T73vfOpKxv— U.S. European Command (@US_EUCOM) September 28, 2022