Posts tagged as military exercises

North Korea fires two missiles into sea to protest US-South Korean military exercises

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

North Korea fired two missiles into the sea on Tuesday, warning that the United States and South Korea will pay a “heavy price” for conducting joint military exercises. The launch — the fourth in less than two weeks — came a day after the longtime allies began a two-week command post drill that has been scaled back in size from past years. The North fired two short-range ballistic missiles that…

EU to stage war games to prepare for hybrid threats

Thursday, June 27, 2019

European Union ministers will take part in joint war games over coming months to better prepare the bloc for a range of attacks, from cyberattacks to disinformation campaigns. Finland’s Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto said Thursday that interior and finance ministers from the 28-country bloc will be tasked to respond to fictional scenarios during meetings in Helsinki in July and September. By being able to respond, they will be able to…

In Latvia during military exercises shells fell 150 metres from private houses

Monday, April 22, 2019

In Latvia, Ādaži County, during military exercises anti-tank shells flying outside of the ground and fell 150 metres from residential houses. It is reported by LSM. No one suffered in the accident, but about 600 square meters of burn-out burned out. A service investigation has been started in the national armed forces. “… the projectile flew outside the polygon and fell 150 metres from adjacent houses. The fire burned about…

“Iron Spear” tank exercises start in Latvia

Monday, April 8, 2019

April 8 sees the start of the latest military exercises to take place on Latvian territory. Dubbed “Iron Spear 2019” the drills will involve the troops stationed in Latvia as part of NATO’s enhanced Forward Presence (eFP) and will take place at the Adāži military ranges just outside Rīga. with center stage taken by 14 tanks. Spanish Leopard, British Challenger and Polish PT-91 battle tanks will all be involved, and it…

Risky travelling through the Baltic States because of military exercises

By Viktors Domburs on Wednesday, April 3, 2019

It is obvious, that if a person is planning his or her travelling through the Baltics, it is absolutely necessary to conform the movements with the schedule of military events. National police, of course, usually warns when you should be especially attentive and responsible on the road and what places you should not visit at all. Thus, you may start planning your unforgivable summer travelling in Latvia, being fully familiarized…

Moon vows efforts to revive US-N. Korea nuclear talks as allies begin scaled-back drills

Monday, March 4, 2019

South Korea’s president vowed Monday to work to get U.S.-North Korea nuclear talks back on track as Seoul and Washington launched a week of small-scale military exercises that replaced annual war games. Moon Jae-in said he will revive his role as mediator between the adversaries after last week’s summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un collapsed without agreement. “We hope that both countries will continue their…

World War 3 fears as NATO launches ‘insane war games’ risking all-out ‘nuclear war’

By Sam Stevenson on Friday, October 26, 2018

NATO is holding its largest military exercises since the end of the Cold War in a bellicose signal of sabre-rattling branded by its critics as “insane”, as it threatens to ignite all-out conflict. Activist and author David Swanson told Radio Sputnik: “The war rehearsal, or war games, are just insane.” Mr Swanson, who called the drills “madness”, argued it was no longer clear what NATO’s true purpose was and that…

Baltic states between peace and war

By Viktors Domburs on Monday, October 8, 2018

NATO Military Chiefs met at the end of September in Warsaw, Poland to discuss future Alliance’ s military strategy. According to NATO press release, during the meeting, “discussions focused on allied operations, missions and activities, the development of NATO’s military strategy, responsiveness, reinforcement and the NATO Readiness Initiative, as well as the Alliance’s ongoing modernization.” During the joint press conference with Chief of the Polish General Staff, Lieutenant General Rajmund…

North, South Korean Leaders in Fact Proclaimed End of State of War

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

North Korea and South Korea signed an agreement in defence sector as well as a joint statement following the results of the summit in Pyongyang. South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un have in fact proclaimed the end of the state of war, the South Korean presidential spokesperson said on Wednesday.“Leaders of the South and the North have in fact announced the end of the…

Significant capability in the armed forces – Polygon Safety Instructor

Friday, August 17, 2018

In order to successfully conduct military exercises, meeting safety requirements in a landfill is one of the basic conditions and it is assisted by the provision of specially trained soldiers – Range Controllers. This year, two of the soldiers of the National Armed Forces provided security at the Grayling Polygon during a joint training course called “Northern Strike”, proving that Latvian soldiers not only train in training, but also provide…