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.
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.