Latvia's Defense Ministry said February 20 that bogus emails had been reported purporting to have been sent by Defense Minister Artis Pabriks but which were in fact fakes.
Thirteen UH-60 and HH-60 Black Hawk helicopters have arrived in Latvia, the Defense Ministry told the press February 8.
Latvia's Ministry of Defense issued a reminder January 31 to over 3,000 reserve soldiers, asking them to check their inboxes.
The National Security Committee (NDK) of the Latvian Saeima is still waiting for several of its members to obtain the necessary security clearance, LTV's De Facto investigative show reported January 27.
Attempts by certain parts of the domestic and foreign media to portray Latvia's centenary celebrations in a negative light had little effect, according to a new piece by LSM contributor Anna Ūdre for the Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA)
Despite US forces' expected withdrawal from Syria and reduction of their mission in Afghanistan, Latvia's National Armed Forces will continue its mission in Iraq and Afghanistan where Latvian troops are training local armies, the Defense Ministry told LSM January 22.
Defense Ministry non-staff adviser Ģirts Kalniņš had lobbied on behalf of a South African company competing at a €200m tender by the National Armed Forces. Furthermore, when the tender had been issued, Kalniņš looked into ways of changing procedure, according to LTV's De Facto.
The Procurement Monitoring Bureau (IUB), Latvia's procurement watchdog, has banned the Defense Ministry from signing a €200m agreement on purchase of four-by-four armored vehicles with Finnish company Oy Sisu Auto Ab, according to the watchdog's website.
The new senior officer in charge of NATO's "enhanced forward presence" (eFP) battalion in Latvia said January 9 he is prepared to deal with the possibility of disinformation efforts trying to portray the mission in a negative light as he embarks on the latest six month rotation of forces.
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has posted a short documentary film online following the progress of a Spanish Pizarro fighting vehicle and its crew during deployment to Latvia as part of the alliance's enhanced forward presence in the Baltic states.
January 9 will see a change in the top brass of NATO's enhanced forward presence in Latvia with Lieutenant-Colonel Philippe Sauvé taking over command from his Canadian compatriot Lieutenant-Colonel Steve MacBeth, thereby concluding the rotation of the third group of troops deployed in Latvia, Latvia's Defense Ministry reported.
The Polish Armed Forces have taken over the command of the NATO Baltic air policing mission on January 3.
Latvia’s professional armed forces plan to recruit up to 710 soldiers in 2019, the Defense Ministry’s press office said December 27.
A new publication from the Rīga-based NATO Strategic Communications Center of Excellence (STRATCOMCOE) takes an original look at the current problems plaguing social media with the dissemination of fake news, propaganda and straightforward lies.
Finnish company Oy Sisu Auto Ab (Sisu Auto) has been declared winner in a tender to supply armored vehicles to the Latvian National Armed Forces (NBS) for €200 million, but two other bidders have filed complaints, LETA learned.
The Polish Air Force is preparing to return to Šiauliai Air Base, Lithuania, leading NATO’s Baltic Air Policing mission from January 2019 on, while Germany continues to be the augmenting nation flying out of Ämari Air Base, Estonia, NATO announced December 13.
The IT systems of Latvia's Interior Ministry have been affected by spyware, probably of Russian origin, reported LTV's De facto investigative news show November 25.
Between 26 November and 6 December, military exercises dubbed "Tomahawk patrolling" will be taking place in north-east Latvia, the Latvian Defense Ministry said November 23.
We continue publishing a selection of the Centenary magazine paid for by the Culture Ministry and made by the Satori.lv magazine. This time it's Aivars Madris' look back at spending 20 days in National Guard camp.
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.
The Latvian National Armed Forces have received the Stinger air-defense systems purchased from Denmark, the Defense Ministry said October 26.
Latvia's Security Police has detained a retirement-age man on suspicion of spying for Russia, information obtained by the LETA news agency suggested October 22.
The full complement of 47 howitzers bought from Austria have now arrived in Latvia, the Defense Ministry confirmed October 18.
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.