The defense sector is planning to reach a number of aims this year, including ensuring that the armed forces are fully supplied with food produced in Latvia, Defense Minister Artis Pabriks told Latvian Radio January 22.
The Latvian Defense sector is preparing to purchase a military field hospital, Defense Minister Artis Pabriks told Latvian Television January 18.
The Rīga-based NATO Strategic Communications Center of Excellence (STRATCOMCOE) returns with a new series of online discussions January 13, with the first one focussing on China.
An unspecified number of Canadian soldiers serving in Latvia as part of NATO's enhanced Forward Presence have tested positive for the coronavirus, Canadian public media outlet CBC reported January 5.
A report by a group of Central and Eastern European China experts on attempts by Chinese technology company Huawei to do business in the region singles out Latvia for its unambiguous stance on the issue.
NATO air forces across Europe scrambled more than 400 times in 2020 to intercept unknown aircraft approaching Alliance airspace. Almost 90 percent of these missions - around 350 - were in response to flights by Russian military aircraft, a release from NATO headquarters said, describing the number as "a moderate increase from 2019."
The Ministry of Defense (AM) has announced the winners in the 2020 grant project competition, the Ministry said in a statement December 28.
The Latvian army is ready to engage in the logistics chain of COVID-19 vaccine, the commander of the National Armed Forces (NBS), Leonīds Kalniņš told Latvian Television December 18.
On Thursday, December 17, the Saeima reaffirmed Lieutenant General Leonīds Kalniņš as chief of defense, the top-ranking officer in Latvia's National Armed Forces (NAF).
It's the time of year when everyone likes to predict what will happen next year and beyond, and the Rīga-based NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence (STRATCOMCOE) is no exception, albeit with a more specialized twist than the usual soothsaying about who will win Eurovision and whether Barcelona or Real Madrid will top La Liga.
inistry of Defense said in a statement December 11 that the defense sector continues to strengthen the military medical capacity.
The Rīga-based NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence (STRATCOMCOE) has another in its series of online discussions taking place December 9, this time focussing on "China's influence in the Nordic-Baltic region" with expert commentary from Björn Jerdén, Head of Asia Programme and Research Fellow at the Swedish Institute of International Affairs in Stockholm.
Saeima approved a new Law on December 3 which provides that national defense would be made a mandatory subject at schools starting September 2024.
If the government implements stricter COVID-19 safety measures, the police will have to strengthen control. The commander of the Armed Forces (NBS) told Latvian Radio December 1 that NBS would be ready to help the police.
The Rīga-based NATO Strategic Communications Center of Excellence (STRATCOMCOE) will be hosting another of its online discussions on December 2, this time with Russia firmly in focus.
With mass public events on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic, Latvia's and allied armed forces had hoped to mark Independence Day on November 18 with a series of celebratory flyovers by various planes and helicopters.
A 5G military test site has been unveiled by the Latvian National Armed Forces in collaboration with mobile network LMT. It claims to be the first such 5G military test site in Europe.
The main public discussions of the annual Rīga Conference got under way November 13 with Latvian Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg both emphasizing that Russia remains a threat.
40 soldiers have been infected with COVID-19 in the National Armed Forces (NBS) so far, while 182 are being observed, NBS Commander Leonīds Kalniņš said in an interview on Latvian Television November 11.
Latvian Foreign Ministry's diplomat Māra Šteinberga has been nominated to be among NATO'S 14 Young Leaders, according to a release by Munich Security Conference November 9.
It's still not too late to register for the Rīga Conference which takes place later this week on November 12-13.
November 3, at Ādaži base, Minister of Defense Artis Pabriks and Commander of the National Armed Forces Lieutenant General Leonīds Kalniņš marked Iceland's accession to the NATO Battlegroup in Latvia.
A booklet designed to tell Latvian residents what to do in case of an emergency crisis situation such as a major natural disaster or invasion has also been printed in Braille, the Ministry of Defense said October 28.
Thursday, 15 October saw Latvian Minister of Defense Artis Pabriks, Finnish Minister of Defense Antti Kaikkonen and the company Patria Land Oy president Jussi Järvinen signed an agreement on research and development of a common 6x6 armored car system based on Patria vehicles.
The annual military parades planned for November 11 (Latvia's remembrance day for soldiers) and November 18 (Independence Day) have been cancelled due to the prevailing pandemic, the Ministry of Defense announced October 14.
On September 29 and 30 Liepāja was the location for a training exercise organized by the State Security Service (VDD) preparing a co-ordinated response in the event of a terrorist attack, a press release from the VDD said October 1.
The Rīga-based NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence (STRATCOMCOE) has published a new podcast on the topic of disinformation.
Saeima has approved a new State Defense Concept, which determines the main directions of the national defense and protection, Latvian Television reported September 24.
On Thursday the Saeima adopted a decision on the participation of Latvian National Armed Forces (NBS) soldiers in the European Union (EU) military operation in the Mediterranean region and the NATO mission in Iraq, Saeima press service said September 17.