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Commander of the Armed Forces of Latvia: The structure of our army is already outdated

From Latvia there are reports of the creation of new units in the structure of the National Armed Forces. In particular, it is reported on the establishment of the management of special operations and secret detachments for special purposes. The name of one of the special forces detachments of the national guard “Hawk” is known.

For reference: Zemessardze is a volunteer armed organization that is structurally part of the National Armed Forces of the country. Volunteer status is determined by the official Riga. At the same time, it was stated that only volunteers will serve in the “Hawk” detachment.

LETA Information Service quotes Leonid Kalnins, Commander of the Latvian National Armed Forces:
We are making changes in the NAF structure due to the fact that the current structure of the army is already outdated. It does not meet the new challenges for the state’s defense.

Commander of the Armed Forces of Latvia: The structure of our army is already outdated

It is noted that the special unit "Hawk" already existed in Latvia since the collapse of the Soviet Union until the 2003 year. Then the soldiers of the detachment joined the special forces of the Armed Forces. Now the forces of the Latvian special forces must increase in strength. According to the latest information, this increase will occur about three times. The end of the NAF reform is to be held before the end of 2018.
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  1. 210ox
    210ox 1 December 2017 13: 15
    Does Latvia have money for the army? You can only run screaming for help to the striped uncle ..
    1. Going
      Going 1 December 2017 13: 19
      Yes, let them have fun, soon they will have no young people left.
      1. Crowe
        Crowe 1 December 2017 13: 23
        So they have grandfathers hoo! - NATO soldiers are being dispersed once! In Estonia, at least.)
        1. Going
          Going 1 December 2017 13: 26
          And soon there will be no grandfathers left, and those who will come to replace them cannot be called grandfathers. lol
      2. Jedi
        Jedi 1 December 2017 13: 26
        Now, the Latvian special forces must increase in numbers. According to the latest information, this increase will occur approximately three times.

        So, we can expect a corresponding increase in the Latvian riflemen in the NATO foreign contingents. wink
        1. Going
          Going 1 December 2017 13: 28
          Let NATO expect cannon fodder to be replenished.
    2. Ankipelgygyrgyn
      Ankipelgygyrgyn 1 December 2017 13: 20
      You shouldn’t be so ... the Latvian navy and kite are power!
    3. askort154
      askort154 1 December 2017 13: 25
      210qu ..... Does Latvia have money for the army?

      They scraped together only on the Zamessardze, apparently together with the Georgians trading with them. lol
    4. Iline
      Iline 1 December 2017 17: 37
      Quote: 210ox
      Does Latvia have money for the army?

      To paraphrase a little. Does Latvia have an army? And something she very quickly became outdated since independence at the end of the 91st year.
  2. Primoos
    Primoos 1 December 2017 13: 17
    A hawk, it’s kind of boring and casual, but earth-mobs, it’s creative, new and how it sounds!
    1. Crowe
      Crowe 1 December 2017 13: 27
      Quote: Primoos

      Stinking dogs are both creative and meaningful!
      Serve the owner, stink of sprats)))
  3. Black_Vatnik
    Black_Vatnik 1 December 2017 13: 24
    Not only was there no army as such, but it was also outdated ... Miracles and only
  4. iouris
    iouris 1 December 2017 14: 05
    This commander seems to have begun to study military affairs in the USSR, and ended up in Ukraine, a real "internationalist warrior."
  5. Cetron
    Cetron 1 December 2017 14: 43
    I explain in a popular way, without juggling.
    In Latvia there are armed forces and land guardians (land protection - militia).
    Everything is clear with the armed forces - as soon as we entered the “Schengen”, the appeal had to be canceled (conscripts fled to Europe). They created a contract army - they cannot recruit the required number of soldiers. They carry out various actions (arrange a show, one day in the army, campaigning on trips to cities and towns) is still a shortfall. This is the first trouble.
    The second:
    By order of NATO and the Geyrops, they conducted an anonymous population survey: "Will you defend the country if Russia attacks?"
    Result: 20% -I will help the Russians, 50% -I don’t care, 20% -wind off immediately, 10% -I will defend. Note - in the elections, Natsik get about 10%.
    The West concluded that this is the result of nat. politicians of the ruling, the Russian army will simply go to Riga under the approval of the population. I had to introduce NATO wax (now Canadians).
    With zemstsardze is still easier:
    The bulk of the villagers live on farms - sometimes a few kilometers from the house, and there are enough scumbags (there is something to profit from in any house). The owner enters the land guard (criminal record and adequacy test) with his sons. Here's a machine gun calculation: a machine gun and a couple of machine guns with ammunition are stored at home. If anything - a machine gun in the attic - that's cool. Maybe that's why for about 15 years I have not heard about attacks on farms in the criminal chronicle. There are requirements for the storage of weapons, carrying weapons only in uniform, one must go to training camps and exercises, provide assistance to the police in case of emergencies and public events. There are many Zeissargs, but apparently the authorities don’t really count on them (see the results of the survey) and no one knows where the weapons will be turned, they won’t say laughing
    What about the commander? It is necessary to say and do something at least occasionally, once the allowance is paid, otherwise the senior “friends” will still doubt the necessity of such a structure at all.
    1. Pete mitchell
      Pete mitchell 2 December 2017 02: 07
      Quote: Cetron
      I explain in a popular way, without juggling ... older "friends" will still doubt at all the need for such a structure.

      I agree on my own. It’s popular even without scumbag: “senior friends” don’t give a damn about Latvia - they silently instigated airspace monitoring integrated into the nature - a kind of early warning system - there is no signal, so it raced .. Now they sent their own sheep to kill, so that they could be seen ” partnerships "create for farmers. All the fuss ... funny
      "The structure of the army is outdated" - these Armed Forces, God forgive me, as they did not meet the interests of the country, they will not correspond, sheep for the slaughter are one word
  6. Egorovich
    Egorovich 1 December 2017 14: 49
    "The Latvian army structure is outdated." But was there really an army in this warty country, I never heard of it.
  7. prior
    prior 1 December 2017 14: 53
    Yeah! Forest Brothers is the last century.
    Today, hiding in the woods, in dugouts without warm toilets, not comme il faut.
  8. Slovak
    Slovak 1 December 2017 15: 09
    Under the Soviet occupation, the budget of industrial enterprises, agricultural enterprises and social programs increased. Under the American occupation, the military budget and the size of the army increase. Everything is fine, when own industry dies completely, let the head of the mattresses hurt, how and with what to feed the vassals
  9. Alexander Petrov1
    Alexander Petrov1 1 December 2017 19: 46
    What is their army there? Two T-72 tanks !?
  10. faterdom
    faterdom 1 December 2017 20: 12
    Yes ... it would be urgent to strengthen the space constellation.
  11. LeonidL
    LeonidL 2 December 2017 04: 14
    Deprecated ????? Deprecated what ????