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Latvia – UH-60M Black Hawk Helicopters

­­­WASHINGTON, AUG. 3, 2018 - The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Latvia of four (4) UH-60M Black Hawk Helicopters and related equipment for an estimated cost of $200 million.  The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today.

Soldiers build MacGyver style antennas in Latvia

ADAZI, Latvia -- Paratroopers and Latvian Soldiers learned to operate each other's radios and create improvised antennas during a land-navigation exercise in Adazi, Latvia, July 1.

Latvian soldiers with 2nd Company, 2nd Battalion, and U.S. Army paratroopers with 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, based at Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany, learned to build antennas from raw materials and studied the differences and similarities between Latvian and American radio equipment.

Hagel Commends Latvia’s Participation in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON, Oct. 30, 2013 – In a Pentagon meeting with Latvian Defense Minister Artis Pabriks today, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel commended Latvia for its steadfast participation in International Security Assistance Force operations in Afghanistan and for the energy and perspective that Latvia and its Baltic counterparts have brought to NATO, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said.

In a statement summarizing the meeting, Little said Hagel and Pabriks reiterated their countries' commitment to supporting security and stability in Afghanistan beyond 2014.

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