Russia's rocket plan proves to be another dud
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.
Latvian armed forces and emergency services training in tandem
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.
Russia to repeat Baltic airspace shutdown
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.
Eyes on the skies for Russia's Baltic missile show
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.
Declaration on Baltic security to be adopted in the US, says president
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.
First new-generation military radar system arriving
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.
Cyber-attack targeted more than health system
An apparent cyber-attack which briefly shut down Latvia's online health system two weeks ago involved attacks on other agencies as government departments as well LTV's De Facto investigative show reported January 28.
First scramble of 2018 for Baltic Air Police
On Thursday, Jan 25, Royal Danish Air Force F-16 fighter jets, presently deployed to Šiauliai Air Base, Lithuania, were launched to conduct their first interception of the current rotation safeguarding NATO airspace in the Baltic region, NATO reported January 26 in a press release.
'e-health' DDoS was contract job, say cyber guardians
The distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack on Latvia's 'e-health' system, which slowed it down and made IT specialists carry out a temporary shutdown of the service, was most likely a contract attack the likes of which can be freely bought on the black market. 
Contract signed for German assault rifles
Latvia's armed forces have signed on the dotted line with German arms manufacturer Heckler & Koch GmbH in a new framework agreement for purchase and delivery of the renowned company's G-36 assault rifles.
Massive military exercise slated for August
In August 2018, the greatest military exercise since the restoration of the country's independence will take place in Latvia, Defense Minister Raimonds Bergmanis told LTV January 9. 
NATO Baltic scrambles increased in 2017
The NATO air policing mission over Baltic skies last year conducted more intercepts of Russian military aircraft flying close to the borders of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia than they did in 2016, but fewer than in 2015, reported the LETA newswire January 6.