A 60-strong detachment of mortar specialists from the Czech republic has joined NATO's enhanded Forward Presence (eFP) force in Latvia, the Czech Ministry of Defense has confirmed.
Latvia's Defense Ministry said June 15 the National Armed Forces had signed a contract to buy 11 million euros' worth of "Outlander MAX 650XT Military Version" 6x6 vehicles from Finnish company BRP.
About 2,000 troops and 800 vehicles were moved from the Adazi military base in central Latvia to south-west of the country during the Saber Strike 2018 international military exercise, reported the LETA newswire.
On 11-12 May 2018 in Riga, the Latvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs is hosting a seminar for high-level Baltic and the United States experts on cyber security and the protection of critical infrastructure and services, according to a press release.
June 12 sees the start of the third annual conference run by the NATO Strategic Communications Center of Excellence (STRATCOMCOE) in Rīga.
Early June 9, 500 American and British paratroopers, flying direct from the U.S., performed a descent at Adaži base just outside Rīga as part of ongoing "Swift Response 2018" training exercises.
Thousands of soldiers, alongside armored transport and fighter jets are partaking in the international Saber Strike exercise taking place June 3 to 15. One of the most impressive parts of this was an aerial refueling operation over Latvia and Estonia, reports LTV.
Saber Strike, Swift Response, and Namejs military exercises are planned this summer across the country, involving allied troops and Latvia's armed forces, the Defense Ministry told the press May 16.
From May 5 to 13, Latvia will play host to the active phase of military training drills being organized by the Estonian Defense Forces, Latvia's Defense Ministry said May 3.
In what at first might seem like a shocking security breach, tiny concealed cameras are broadcasting live pictures from inside a restricted Latvian military facility, allowing anyone in the world to track the comings and goings of green-clad personnel.
A military parade will take place on May 4 in Madona, central Latvia, the Ministry of Defense said May 2, giving details of the event.
Up to 152 members of the Slovak armed forces will be deployed to Latvia on July 1, reported the News Agency of the Slovak Republic (TASR) on April 25.
London newspaper The Times reported April 27 that three officers from the British Army were involved in a drunken confrontation with Riga police April 24.
Russia's threatened plan to fire rockets over the Baltic Sea proved to be less SpaceX than waste of space for a second time when no projectiles were blasted into the wide blue yonder between April 17 and 19.
April 17 sees an exercise taking place in eastern Latvia organized by the National Armed Forces (NBS) in Audriņi and Vēreme parishes of Rezekne district which will see them teaming up with the Emergency Medical Service, the State Fire-fighting and Rescue Service, the State Police and the State Border Guard.
In 2019 Latvia's National Armed Forces will receive three unmanned aircraft systems (nine aircraft altogether) with financial support from the US, Latvia's Defense Ministry said April 16.
Latvia's Defense Ministry reported April 13 that the Russian military will for the second time in as many weeks shut down air traffic over parts of the Baltic Sea, apparently in order to fire missiles.
With mistaken and tendentious interpretations of Latvia's education reform, Russia is once again demonizing Latvia, said Latvia's Foreign Ministry in a rare statement attempting to refute biased information spread by the Kremlin.
French President Emmanuel Macron said on April 9 that France stands by the Baltic countries on security and defense issues.
The missile tests over Latvia’s exclusive economic zone in the Baltic Sea, which were announced by Russia but never took place, may have been part of strategic communication, Defense Minister Raimonds Bergmanis told LTV April 9.
Civil aviation is being diverted and Latvia's military is keeping a wary eye on the situation as a three-day window begins April 4 during which Russia plans to fire missiles over parts of the Baltic Sea, including over Latvia's exclusive economic zone.
Latvia's Defense Ministry said March 29 it was concerned by a sudden announcement from Russia that it will test-fire missiles in the Baltic Sea between Latvia and Sweden next week.
At the Baltic presidents' meeting with US President Donald Trump next week, a declaration will be adopted sending a strong message of the United States' support for strengthening security in the Baltics, President Raimons Vejonis said in an interview with Latvian Television March 29.
Latvia's Ministry of Defense on March 28 invited potential military reservists to volunteer for training courses.
This week the National Armed Forces of Latvia will finalize the delivery of the first Multi-Role radar TPS-77 MRR by testing its air surveillance capabilities, the Ministry of Defense said in a news release, adding that the new radar will significantly boost the air surveillance capabilities of Latvia's armed forces.
On Thursday, March 8, the Saeima re-elected Jānis Maizītis as Director of the Constitution Protection Bureau (SAB), Latvia's secret service.
Latvia plans to spend €234 million on defense procurements this year, the Defense Ministry said February 22.
Defense Minister Raimonds Bergmanis on Monday, February 12 will sign a €108 million contract to buy "Spike" anti-tank missiles from Israeli manufacturer Rafael.
A spy arrested by Latvian authorities in December was collecting intelligence on Latvia's military objects and the border between Russia and Latvia, Latvia's secret police service, the Security Police, said February 7.