Posts tagged as modernization

“Armed to the teeth” Latvia

By Viktors Domburs on Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Latvia has fallen into the trap. It all started with a sincere desire to increase the military capabilities of the state. Thus, according to the Ministry of Defence, five years ago Latvia and the UK agreed on supply of 123 used Combat Vehicle Reconnaissance Tracked or CVR(T) for €48.1 million euros to Latvia. In November 2018, it signed a deal for four UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters. In addition, Latvia has…

Lithuania to build 3 military territories for 90 mln euros

Friday, October 5, 2018

Lithuanian Defense Ministry will develop 3 new military territories as part of broader military infrastructure modernization efforts, announced the country’s Defense Ministry on Thursday, Xinhua reported. Three military facilities with necessary infrastructure for three battalion-sized units of Lithuanian Armed Forces are to be built in Western, Northern and Eastern part of the country “over the next several years”, according to an announcement from the ministry. The ministry says the implementation…

NAF: Latvia’s army will need well-trained soldiers in coming years

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Latvia’s army will require modernization and well-trained soldiers in the near future, said Commander of Latvia’s Armed Forces Lieutenant General Leonīds Kalniņš in an interview to 900 seconds programme of LNT. He explains that modernization must not stop for a single moment. Otherwise the army will lose its combat readiness. «Secondly, we need soldiers – highly professional soldiers. There is no point in procuring arms and equipment of soldiers aren’t…

Latvia’s army will need well-trained soldiers in coming years

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Latvia’s army will require modernization and well-trained soldiers in the near future, said Commander of Latvia’s Armed Forces Lieutenant General Leonīds Kalniņš in an interview to 900 seconds programme of LNT. He explains that modernization must not stop for a single moment. Otherwise the army will lose its combat readiness. «Secondly, we need soldiers – highly professional soldiers. There is no point in procuring arms and equipment of soldiers aren’t…