Latvia completely abandoned the military equipment of the times of the USSR

According to the commander of the national armed forces, Leonid Kalnins, Latvia has actually completely abandoned Soviet-era military equipment, gradually replacing it with more modern ones, reports today, February 24,

The general boasted that the Latvian Air Force handed over the last Mi-17 and Mi-2 helicopters to Ukraine, replacing them with American Black Hawks. After this step, the equipment from the times of the USSR did not remain in service, not counting single samples, for example, special vehicles.

The number of personnel increases every year. For example, there are now more than 3,000 military personnel from the armies of NATO allies in Latvia. The local population is increasingly involved in the service in the armed forces or in the reserve of the first stage. According to Kalniņš, in the coming years, air defense systems, unmanned aerial vehicles, and latest-generation radar stations will appear in the army.

As previously reported EADaily Latvia is ready to provide production facilities to enterprises of the Ukrainian military-industrial complex in order to produce tanks in cooperation with Ukraine.

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