Latvia plans to buy six HIMARS systems

Latvia will purchase six HIMARS rocket artillery systems, the Ministry of Defense confirmed to Latvian Television on October 12.

All three Baltic States plan to purchase these systems.

As reported earlier by LSM, based on the request for training by the National Armed Forces, the United States Special Operations Force in Europe carried out aircraft “MC-130J Commando II” landing exercises, demonstrating the rapid deployment and preparation of the “High Mobility Artillery Rocket System” (HIMARS).

During the autumn phase of the “Namejs 2022” military training cycle, the National Armed Forces Mechanized Infantry Brigade identified two training targets that cannot be safely destroyed by weapons currently held by the Latvian army and made a request for the supply and application of HIMARS systems. HIMARS has high-precision rocket artillery systems with an operating radius of about 300 kilometers.

 

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