Latvian troops participate in NATO's Trident Juncture drills

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More than 40 Latvian soldiers are currently in Norway to participate in the major NATO military training exercise "Trident Juncture", in which some 50,000 troops from NATO member states and partner countries will test their skills.

As has been widely reported, they are the largest drills by NATO since the end of the Cold War, with the active phase taking place from October 25 to November 7.

Latvia will be represented by a Mechanized Infantry Brigade and the National Guard's 54th Combat Support Battalion with special attention paid to improving the procedures for the compatibility of combat engineers.

In total, about 150 airplanes and helicopters, 65 naval vessels and 10,000 military units, as well as soldiers from 31 countries, are involved in Trident Juncture.

More information about Trident Juncture is available at the NATO website.


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