Latvia to buy Stinger air-defense systems from Denmark

RIGA, Aug 21 (LETA) – Last week Latvia signed an agreement with the Danish armed forces on purchase of Stinger air-defense systems, Latvian Defense Minister Raimonds Bergmanis (Greens/Farmers) said in an interview with the Latvian public television on Monday.

He did not disclose the sum of the purchase or the number of the equipment. “The sum of the deal is not too high, but we will get quite a considerable number of weapons,” he said.

The minister said that he is proud of the deal. “It is very important for development of our armed forces […] we will be able to defend our country more efficienctly, if there is such a necessity,” the minister said.

He also said that the air-defense systems might be delivered already this year or early next year.



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