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Source of Latvian army information leak found

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Defense officials have identified a person involved in leaking text messages which included restricted information, Defense Minister Artis Pabriks (Development/For!) said in an interview with the LETA news agency November 24. The minister explained that the leak wasn’t due to a cyberattack, but due to human error. A yet unnamed person forwarded text messages meant for internal National Armed Forces use to unauthorized persons. Who received these text messages, and why they were not reported is currently…

Repairs of CVR(T)s supplied to Latvian army still conducted in UK

Monday, November 4, 2019

Repairs of the armored vehicles (Combat Vehicle Reconnaissance Tracked or CVR(T)) supplied to the Latvian army are still conducted in the UK instead of Latvia, De Facto, analytical news program of the Latvian Public television, reported on Sunday. When Latvia launched the large-scale army mechanization project, the goal was set to engage the local industry as much as possible. Still, even today, most serious repairs of the armored vehicles are…

Pabriks: Latvian Army should become more environmentally-friendly

Thursday, August 29, 2019

The armed forces should become more environmentally-friendly and should adapt its functions to dealing with consequences of natural disasters, said Latvian Defense Minister Artis Pabriks (For Development) who this week took par tin the informal meeting of the EU defense ministers. Pabriks said that one of the issues on the agenda of the meeting was impact of climate change on defense. “There is much the armed forces can to to…

Old, different vehicles are Latvian army’s weak spot – Bergmanis

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Old vehicles of different makes are the Latvian army’s weak spot, Defense Minister Raimonds Bergmanis (Greens/Farmers) says in an interview with Neatkariga newspaper. According to Bergmanis, the National Armed Forces have very old and very different vehicles from various manufacturers, which makes vehicle servicing and maintenance much more difficult. “I am grateful to various countries for what they gifted us, and that helped us a lot at some point in…