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    Default Latvian defence forces


    Slightly larger than West Virginia, population 2.3 million

    As for their military doctrine they donīt really have any belief in that they can stop Ivan, their training seems to be focused on delaying actions (they are NATO-members after all) and guerilla type attacks. They have conscription where the boys serve 12 months.

    National guard (Latvijas republikas zemessardze):








    Latvians on an exericise in Italy


    Latvians on an exercise in Austria


    During a competition


    90 mm recoilless gun


    40 mm BOfors L-70


    Somehow related to the Bofors guns


    Engineers, one of them armed with a Swedish K-pist m/45B








    SF?








    Swedish-made FN MAG (Ksp 58B)


    Latvian contribution to ISAF

    Air force:


    An-2



    http://www.af.mil.lv/res/foto/Picture%20123.jpg
    RBS 70 (too large picture to post)

    http://www.af.mil.lv/res/foto/Pictures%20125.JPG
    PS-70 radar system

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    Mustamato is that you ?

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    I got that feeling too, but who cares. Thanks for the pic's Kekkonen .
    I'm really liking that HK21E.

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    Lots of old Swedish military weapons and equipment in the Latvian military. The AK5 for example.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trace
    The photo of the US General officer shaking hands, can you fill me in on it, please? It almost looks like a medal ceremony.

    Thanks TRACE
    I think your guess is as good as mine since I donīt know Latvian. Here is the caption that came with the picture: "Starptautiskais vingrinājums "Summer Shield 2005" Ādažos (10.-23.07.2005.)"

    Some more:








    ... thatīs some seriously old trucks, I guess they got them from Swedish army,
    unused but made in the 1960īs "



    Swedish-donated AK4 (not AK5 as skinner tries to tell you)




    During training in Denmark


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    Quote Originally Posted by Kekkonen
    Ekhm... this map is more than a little bit out-of-date.

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    vary nice pic thinks man

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    Very nice pics!!!Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trace
    The photo of the US General officer shaking hands, can you fill me in on it, please? It almost looks like a medal ceremony.

    Thanks TRACE
    That was international exercise Summer shield 2005! The main unit who were involved was 2nd infantry batallion!!! my unit the line NCO's were from Michigan national guard. we worked mainly on squd level tactics in peace keeping operations.

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    This is pre WW2 map
    Here is current map http://worldatlas.com/webimage/countrys/europe/lv.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smok


    This is pre WW2 map
    Here is current map http://worldatlas.com/webimage/countrys/europe/lv.htm
    Takes a Pole to see that I guess

    Latvian Navy:





    A53 "Virsaitis", largest ship in the Latvian Navy




    Ex-Norwegian Storm fast patrol crafts




    Search and rescue

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    Quote Originally Posted by conscript
    That was international exercise Summer shield 2005! The main unit who were involved was 2nd infantry batallion!!! my unit the line NCO's were from Michigan national guard. we worked mainly on squd level tactics in peace keeping operations.
    2nd infantry batalion 2nd company..am I right?

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    Are they wearing the old US cam?

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    sweet pics

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    Quote Originally Posted by anvo
    2nd infantry batalion 2nd company..am I right?
    Yes you know your right! I crack your nick mate!!! And for uniforms yes its pattern is like US, its just made in Latvia! Nice pics!!! And guy with HK 21E isn't from SF becouse SF usualy dont use AK4 their main gun is M16 rifle!

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