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.
VIDEO: U.S. intercepts Russian planes over Baltic
The United States Air Force (USAF) posted a video on December 5 that shows the interception by F-15 fighters of two Russian Su-30s over the Baltic Sea in two separate episodes on November 23, 2017 and December 13, 2017.
Luxembourg contributes to Baltic defense

Under the memorandum of understanding signed by Latvia and Luxembourg this week, Luxembourg will grant to Latvia 3 million euros towards the further development of the Adazi military base just outside Rīga, Latvian Defense Minister Raimonds Bergmanis said on the morning news program of public Latvian Television March 16.

$100m from US defense budget to be used for supporting Baltics

The US House of Representatives and the Senate's Armed Forces Committee last week approved the United States' defense budget, which foresees $100 million to be used for supporting the Baltics, according to the document published on the Senate's web-site.

Graph: Defense spending

Latvia's defense budget will reach 2% of GDP next year, as per a promise to the country's NATO partners. A total €576 million will be spent on defense, €126 million more than this year. Latvia's defense priorities are currently developing the Ādaži military base and the combat abilities of the armed forces.

Latvia's defense spending will hit 2% of GDP in 2018

Latvia's Defence Ministry was quick to point out October 10 that the budget submitted to Saeima will see the country's commitment to defense spending hitting the NATO recommended minimum of 2% of GDP, as previously planned.