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Latvia armed with Israeli Spikes

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The Latvian army will receive Israeli anti-tank missiles. The press service of the Latvian Ministry of Defense announced that today, 12 February, the signing of a contract for the purchase of Spike ATGMs will take place.


The agreement will be signed by the Minister of Defense of Latvia, Raymond Bergmanis, and the executive directors of the EuroSpike company, Gunter Lauer and Arieh Lapidot. The amount of the transaction will amount to € 108 million, the parties have not yet disclosed the volume of deliveries.

Latvia armed with Israeli Spikes


Israeli ATGMs will come into service with the National Guard and the infantry units of the Latvian army. In addition, the command of the Armed Forces of Latvia plans to equip Combat Vehicle Reconnaissance (Tracked) combat tracked reconnaissance vehicles CVR (T), purchased from the UK, with “Spikes”. The military department believes that modern anti-tank systems will allow obsolete combat vehicles to continue service in the army.

Spike is a family of Israeli missiles developed in 90's by Rafael Advanced Defense Systems. Spike is a multipurpose multiplatform electro-optical rocket system designed to destroy armored vehicles, protected objects and engineering structures, as well as surface targets and enemy manpower. Rocket launch can be carried out in three main modes: “Shot and forget” (Fire and Forget), “Shot, noticed and corrected” (Fire, Observe and Update) and “Shot and sent” (Fire and Steer). Spike missiles can be equipped with cumulative, fragmentation and combined warheads, reports "Warspot".
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  1. Imh
    Imh 12 February 2018 16: 24
    +7
    The second good news for the Israeli military-industrial complex in a day.
    1. _Ugene_
      _Ugene_ 12 February 2018 16: 26
      +3
      against whom is it interesting that Israel arms Latvia? Are you really going to fight against Lithuania or Estonia?
      1. Dormidont
        Dormidont 12 February 2018 16: 29
        +2
        smacks of anti-Semitism
      2. Aaron Zawi
        Aaron Zawi 12 February 2018 16: 29
        +6
        Quote: _Ugene_
        against whom is it interesting that Israel arms Latvia? Are you really going to fight against Lithuania or Estonia?

        What does arming mean? The usual deal to sell weapons.
        1. vlad66
          vlad66 12 February 2018 16: 50
          +9
          Quote: Aron Zaavi
          The usual deal to sell weapons.

          Aaron hi You however striped and made here.
          On November 18, 2014, Estonian Defense Minister Sven Mikser signed an agreement to purchase US-made Javelin anti-tank systems. The cost of 80 launchers and missiles amounted to almost 40 million euros, rus.delfi.ee reports.
          whereas you sold
          The transaction amount is € 108 million, the parties have not yet disclosed the volume of supplies.
          Clear pepper against "aggressive Russia" hi
        2. Angel_and_Demon
          Angel_and_Demon 12 February 2018 16: 56
          +10
          Quote: Aron Zaavi
          What does arming mean? The usual deal to sell weapons.

          well, this is the number, and I just started to study the instructions on the javelins, now we need to look for a spike recourse
        3. _Ugene_
          _Ugene_ 12 February 2018 17: 23
          +1
          in general, yes, can this weapon be used only against Russia, and not against Lithuania and Estonia?
        4. would
          would 13 February 2018 17: 53
          0
          Any “ordinary transaction for the sale of weapons” is necessarily politically motivated and directly proceeds from the political position of states. And Israel, making an “ordinary deal to sell weapons,” couldn’t ignore to whom it sells these weapons, what potential opponents the other side has, and how likely these weapons can be used.

          That is why Israel will not sell Spikes to Iran.
      3. x.andvlad
        x.andvlad 12 February 2018 16: 37
        +3
        It’s unlikely that “Israel is arming”. It will be correct "Dr. Sam ordered Latvia to arm itself" (it is well known against whom). And Israel is just a seller, that's all.
        And anti-tank systems are not bad. There is even a version for firing with a PDO at a range of 25 km.
        1. Giant thought
          Giant thought 12 February 2018 16: 41
          +1
          Our military will keep in mind that the Latvians will have such weapons, and nothing more. In fact, Russia is not going to fight Latvia, except that formidable Latvia will attack Russia.
          1. ul_vitalii
            ul_vitalii 12 February 2018 16: 57
            +7
            If only they were not handed over to the Khokhlostan, the Latvians are still fighter armored vehicles.
            1. Angel_and_Demon
              Angel_and_Demon 12 February 2018 17: 40
              +5
              Quote: ul_vitalii
              If only they didn’t pass to Khokhlostan

              these can be harmful, but only by sea request
    2. Incvizitor
      Incvizitor 12 February 2018 18: 21
      0
      Well, the Nazis on their "dzha" divorced the Jews on the "spikes" without a sucker life is bad lol
    3. Ber
      Ber 12 February 2018 20: 20
      0
      Calm down, uninvited guest .. sooner or later, Russia will fight with Israel,
      and this will be very bad news for the Israeli military-industrial complex, or what remains of it.
      While Putin is in power, you are still lucky.
      1. Incvizitor
        Incvizitor 13 February 2018 12: 13
        0
        When their fshatsky roof leaks their Arabs will endure, the main thing is to coordinate and direct everything competently.
  2. Aaron Zawi
    Aaron Zawi 12 February 2018 16: 25
    +3
    And what's the news? This deal was known a year ago. It just approved.
    1. ul_vitalii
      ul_vitalii 12 February 2018 17: 02
      +6
      And what is still approved? You really tell us not to wait a year and not look before you faded. hi
  3. assa67
    assa67 12 February 2018 16: 28
    +3
    than the labi will be paid, sprats? ....
    Quote: Aron Zaavi
    This deal was known a year ago. It just approved.

    or in a year have accumulated loans from the very same God's chosen ones?
    1. Aaron Zawi
      Aaron Zawi 12 February 2018 16: 31
      +4
      Quote: assa67
      than the labi will be paid, sprats? ....
      Quote: Aron Zaavi
      This deal was known a year ago. It just approved.

      or in a year have accumulated loans from the very same God's chosen ones?

      I was in Latvia a couple of years ago. Living quite well is not bad. At the level of Moscow.
      1. assa67
        assa67 12 February 2018 16: 34
        +3
        I also go there periodically ... I agree, they’re not bad yes .. worse than under the Union, but let’s say that now the times are different and needs
      2. frols
        frols 12 February 2018 19: 10
        +2
        Poor Moscow if people live there like in Latvia laughing
      3. APASUS
        APASUS 12 February 2018 21: 09
        +2
        Quote: Aron Zaavi
        I was in Latvia a couple of years ago. Living quite well is not bad. At the level of Moscow.

        You do not find contradictions in your statement?
        This is an excerpt from the local press:
        In total, from 1990 to 2014, the population in the Republic of Latvia decreased by 25 percent! And this is without wars, epidemics and natural disasters! According to forecasts by Eurostat, that is, the European Union Statistical Office, if emigration from Latvia continues at the same pace, while maintaining the current demographic dynamics, our country will lose another 2020 percent by 20! Think about it: in 30 years (1990–2020) Latvia will lose almost 45 percent of the population! This is truly a record worthy of the Guinness Book.

        People living in Moscow just flee this country ............................. without wars, epidemics and spontaneous actions.
        1. alexmach
          alexmach 12 February 2018 23: 29
          +1
          People living in Moscow just flee this country ............................. without wars, epidemics and spontaneous actions.

          Do you know why? because they have such an opportunity. unlike people living in Moscow.
          1. APASUS
            APASUS 13 February 2018 07: 32
            0
            Quote: alexmach
            Do you know why? because they have such an opportunity. unlike people living in Moscow.

            You either don’t know, you are trying to set yourself up as a specialist in migration processes.
            Russia, as it were, is not the Gulag either, everyone who wants to pick up swag on the beaches of Italy and wash the pots in Belgium has long left and nobody was going to ban them.
            1. alexmach
              alexmach 13 February 2018 08: 59
              +1
              That you, in my opinion, are not very up to date. Balts can travel to the EU and work legally, they do not need anything at all for this. Citizens of Russia need to solve visa issues, but they are not so easy to solve - formal reasons are needed to get a working visa. Still local education is recognized in Europe as "native" does not require any confirmation or translation of diplomas.

              And then you talk about washing the pots.
              1. APASUS
                APASUS 13 February 2018 18: 15
                0
                Quote: alexmach
                . Balts can travel to the EU and work legally, they do not need anything at all for this.

                Is that the rest of the Soviet perception of reality? The gods do not give a visa and permission, and this does not prevent me from working under a contract.
                Quote: alexmach
                And then you talk about washing pots

                I met a swag cleaner from Latvia on the beach in Italy, probably because of a good life I rushed to Italy, the level as in Moscow is not enough?
                1. alexmach
                  alexmach 13 February 2018 21: 49
                  0
                  Is that the rest of the Soviet perception of reality? The gods do not give a visa and permission, and this does not prevent me from working under a contract.

                  Give, give, but not to everyone. For each type of visa, certain conditions must be met.
                  I met a swag cleaner from Latvia on the beach in Italy, probably because of a good life I rushed to Italy, the level as in Moscow is not enough?

                  Well, after 3 weeks I meet with one of the Baltic states engaged in applied research in the states. What's next?
                  1. APASUS
                    APASUS 14 February 2018 18: 50
                    0
                    Quote: alexmach
                    Give, give, but not to everyone. For each type of visa, certain conditions must be met.

                    That's just if you are going to work and you have a contract, they refuse extremely rarely. But if you go illegally ........... then at least there’s no talk
                    Quote: alexmach
                    Well, after 3 weeks I meet with one of the Baltic states engaged in applied research in the states. What's next?

                    Next, just name how many percent of those who left their country in the Baltic states (in your opinion, of course) work in Europe not as cleaners, but as specialists in scientific research?
                    1. alexmach
                      alexmach 14 February 2018 22: 50
                      +1
                      That's just if you are going to work and you have a contract, they refuse extremely rarely. But if you go illegally ........... then at least there’s no talk

                      Well, after all, not every contract guarantees you a work permit. Specifically, in Estonia this should either be a contract of a "highly skilled employee" (criteria for high salary - 2 x national average and higher education). Otherwise, the consent of bureaucrats from ... some organization there is necessary, and they need to prove that it is impossible to close this particular vacancy without attracting migrants.
                      Next, just name how many percent of those who left their country in the Baltic states (in your opinion, of course) work in Europe not as cleaners, but as specialists in scientific research?

                      I’m not a stat bureau, besides, in principle, an insignificant percentage of the population of any country works as scientists. But provided that your diploma is universally recognized and does not require any additional confirmation, and the universities cooperate with each other on common European programs, the number of these people (relative to the total population of the country) will definitely be higher than in non-EU countries. Further, about unskilled labor - even if the Baltic states and go to Europe to do it, he does it legally with all the ensuing social guarantees and everything else, in contrast to the substantial part of my compatriots.
                      1. APASUS
                        APASUS 15 February 2018 18: 16
                        0
                        Quote: alexmach
                        Well, after all, not every contract guarantees you a work permit.

                        Most depends on the employer. Normal firms are hired calmly, and if the company has a tarnished reputation, then how lucky. We had no failures at work at all. Although of course the option with refusal is quite possible.
                        Quote: alexmach
                        Specifically, in Estonia this should either be a contract of a "highly skilled employee" (criteria for high salary - 2 x national average and higher education).

                        Honestly, I can’t say about Estonia, in Finland and Norway there is only one rule, a local resident should not apply for this place. But as a rule, chemical production, working in shifts, locals are not particularly eager
  4. Dormidont
    Dormidont 12 February 2018 16: 28
    0
    So they need
  5. Vard
    Vard 12 February 2018 16: 32
    0
    The mass of the rocket is from 4 to 70 kilograms ... This is what they have done ... And shoot at the tanks for 20 kilometers ... This is what kind of vision you need to have ...
    1. Vadim237
      Vadim237 12 February 2018 19: 02
      0
      They will see from drones.
      1. dvina71
        dvina71 12 February 2018 19: 09
        +1
        These missiles themselves are a drone.
  6. taiga2018
    taiga2018 12 February 2018 16: 44
    +1
    Latvia is arming itself ... not necessarily only against us, you never know where the overseas owner can send them as cannon fodder ...
  7. svp67
    svp67 12 February 2018 16: 56
    +2
    The Latvian army will be armed with Israeli anti-tank missiles.
    So I understand that they should be expected in Ukraine.
  8. Romanenko
    Romanenko 12 February 2018 16: 58
    +2
    It seems that there’s nothing more to be spent on Latvia, but € 108 million are just burning their hands, there’s no strength, as you want to get Spikes ...
    A bunch of crazy ones !!!
    Soon there will be nothing to eat there except sprats that no one needs, but you can sleep peacefully.
    It doesn’t work out - bad dreams have bad dreams on an empty stomach, even in a tank.
  9. Bosch
    Bosch 12 February 2018 17: 16
    +1
    Latvian army is a formidable force!
  10. san4es
    san4es 12 February 2018 17: 47
    +2
    Latvian Armed Forces plans to equip CVR (T) Combat Vehicle Reconnaissance (Tracked) reconnaissance tracked vehicles purchased from the UK with Spikes.


    Combat Vehicle Reconnaissance (Tracked) (Rus. Combat tracked intelligence vehicle), abbr. CVR (T) - a series of armored combat vehicles, first developed in the UK in the 1960s by Alvis in order to replace in operation a previous development of the same company - the Saladin armored car. CVR (T) modifications include Scorpion and Scimitar light tanks, the Spartan armored personnel carrier, the Striker self-propelled anti-tank missile launcher, and the Sultan command and control vehicle.
    All CVR (T) modifications have the same type of suspension, engine and welded armored hull made of aluminum armor. In total, over 3500 vehicles of this class entered the arsenal of the British armed forces and armies of other countries. CVR (T), who participated in the Falkland War, the Persian Gulf War and (in service with UN peacekeepers) during the Bosnian conflict, were gradually withdrawn from service in the British army at the end of the 2020th and beginning of the XNUMXst centuries. The end of the service life of the remaining machines in the family is scheduled for XNUMX

  11. Ber
    Ber 12 February 2018 20: 17
    0
    Latvia armed with Israeli Spikes


    Yeah, and in the Russian Federation they still cannot close without a visa regime with Israel ...

    Well, naturally, Israeli anti-tank systems will be directed against NATO, and not against Russia.
  12. Thunderbolt
    Thunderbolt 12 February 2018 20: 32
    0
    So the "otvetka" for the S-300 flew for Iran laughing The Baltic states have been packing quite well lately, but the gunsmiths have no luck with them. The capabilities of their brigades are not the same as 2-3 years ago.
  13. TOR2
    TOR2 12 February 2018 21: 40
    0
    Latvia armed with Israeli Spikes
    We are waiting for the allocation of funds for what it is high time to allocate for them ...
  14. uav80
    uav80 13 February 2018 07: 56
    +1
    Well, they will blow in 100 milenas of Eureka for 500 Spikes, and who will shoot them, toothless dystrophics who are mowing down from the army, or they will call and train new Europeans of Arab appearance, although if you call for them, they will quickly wait for the new Islamic State of Lithuania, Latvia and start roaming around snickering europe ...
  15. alexmach
    alexmach 15 February 2018 23: 13
    +1
    Quote: APASUS
    Honestly, I can’t say about Estonia, in Finland and Norway there is only one rule, a local resident should not apply for this place. But as a rule, chemical production, working in shifts, locals are not particularly eager


    Well, and what do you think this "should not claim any local resident" means in practice then? In reality, this means that in order to show that you cannot close a vacancy with local people, you must
    1. register her on the labor exchange
    2. wait a quarter or even half a year
    3. And only then you get the consent to hire a foreigner for this vacancy.

    So what is red tape in half a year from the point of view of business to close one position? Of course, if you have a plant and a pipeline of the same vacancies, then it’s easier, but if the vacancy is piece-by-piece and just appeared? But you still need to find a person abroad, because workers are also in the queue not every day.