The Meža Mackeviči military facility near Daugavpils, eastern Latvia, is currently hosting the Tomahawk Soaring exercise which includes the participation of Czech, Italian, Polish, Canadian, and Spanish allies.
Latvia's state security service the Constitution Protection Bureau (SAB) said October 8 that Russia has in the past launched several cyber-attacks against Latvia.
Should Latvia face a military attack, its inhabitants will have a legal right to armed resistance and to support civil and military partisan movements, according to amendments to National Security Law adopted by the parliament October 4.
Anyone suffering withdrawal symptoms from geopolitical rumination following the recent Rīga Conference can get a fresh fix of regional security issues in a new publication launched at the event.
One of the chief dates of the Baltic geopolitical calendar, the annual Rīga Conference, takes place later this week.
Montenegro also plans to join the NATO battle group deployed in Latvia, General James Everard, Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe, told journalists in Riga September 18.
September 17th sees the start of the annual "Detonator" ordnance training taking place at Cekule.
Dr. Andrew A. Michta is Dean of the College of International and Security Studies at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies. Fluent in Polish and Russian, Dr. Michta has focused his professional life on international security, NATO and Central Europe and the Baltic States.
Latvia's government on September 11 approved the purchase of the four UH-60M "Black Hawk" helicopters in a deal worth 175 million euros under the Foreign Military Financing Program of the United States of America.
From September 9 until 21, the Latvian Defense Academy is hosting NATO exercises “Steadfast Pyramid 2018” and “Steadfast Pinnacle 2018” in Riga, the Ministry of Defense said September 7.
On August 29, Latvia's Ministry of Defense signed a €16.2 million order for 84mm ammunition for its Swedish-made "Carl Gustav" anti-tank weapons, the ministry has confirmed.
Germany and Belgium are taking over the NATO-led Baltic air policing mission from France, Spain and Portugal this week.
Locals have actively participated in the Namejs 2018 military drills, informing the army over the whereabouts of "invading" soldiers as per an Armed Forces request, Latvia's top military commander Leonīds Kalniņš told LTV August 27.
Namejs 2018, the largest military training exercise since the restoration of independence is getting under way in Latvia on August 20, LETA was told at the press office of the Defense Ministry.
Latvia's Ministry of Defense is currently conducting a final assessment to decide on the purchase of 4x4 light and medium-range tactical vehicles that meet the operational and technical requirements of the National Armed Forces, the ministry has confirmed in a statement.
Latvian pensions and compensations or their parts not exceeding €382 will be recalculated on October 1, Welfare Minister Janis Reirs (Unity) said at a news conference August 9, adding that €30 million have been earmarked in the budget for this purpose.
Latvia will build two broadcast towers near the border with Russia and Belarus as part of measures intended to strengthen the country's information space, the government ruled this week behind closed doors.
The air-to-air missile a Spanish Eurofighter patrolling Estonia's skies accidentally launched on August 7 has not landed in Latvia, the Defense Ministry told Latvian Radio August 8.
The latest analysis by the Digital Forensic Research Lab concerning the Baltic states publicizes reaction by Russian state media to NATO exercises recently carried out in the Baltic states.
Latvia could soon have UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters of its own after being approved by the United States as a potential purchaser.
August 20 to September 2 will see Latvia running the "Namejs 2018" military drills, which organizers say will be among the most ambitious and extensive ever staged on Latvian territory.
A Latvian national who had been fighting in Ukraine against pro-Russia separatists has been killed, according to unconfirmed information obtained by LETA.
The Defense Ministry and the State Border Guard are planning to buy six helicopters in the coming years; the helicopters could also participate in firefighting operations when necessary.
There are around 1,400 NATO soldiers (excluding Latvia's own forces) serving in Latvia as of July 27, and the number is expected to further increase.
Latvia should up its defense spending to 2.5% of GDP in the next few years, Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs told Latvian Radio July 18.
Latvia does not intend to follow US President Donald Trump's advice at the recent NATO summit in Brussels and double defense spending to 4% of GDP, Prime Minister Māris Kučinskis said in an interview with the Latvian Television program Morning Panorama July 17.
American troops with Black Hawk helicopters have arrived in Latvia to strengthen regional security and to demonstrate the U.S. presence in the region, the Latvian Defense Ministry said July 13.
Latvia will be the location for a newly-agreed NATO headquarters covering northern Europe, Latvia's Ministry of Defense confirmed July 12 following a July 11 signing ceremony at the NATO summit taking place in Brussels.
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.