'Silver Arrow' military drills wind up in Latvia

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The large-scale 'Silver Arrow' military drills that many people will have noticed over recent weeks wound up October 29.

As previously reported, the Silver Arrow (Sudraba Bulta) exercises ran October 16 to 29 and involved more than 3,500 soldiers from Albania, USA, Estonia, Italy, Canada, Latvia, Great Britain, Poland, Slovenia, Spain and Germany. 

In addition approximately 200 Latvian national guardsmen and 30 reserve soldiers attended the training alongside the full-timers to improve their skills in complimentary exercises.

As this tweet from the National Armed Forces shows, the drills also gave Latvia a chance to put its newly-acquired M109 howitzers through their paces on home soil.

You can check out an extensive photo gallery of the exercises via the armed forces' Flickr account HERE.

Silver Bullet was originally a national training event, but since 2014 has grown into a much larger international drill involving a wide range of NATO allies and other partner countries. 

Our colleagues at LTV have produced some nice drone footage of the drills taking place, which you can see below, complete with obligatory thumping soundtrack.


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