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"It won't save from Russia": Polish readers questioned the effectiveness of the 5G center in Latvia

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The Polish edition Defense24 writes that Latvia is trying on the role of the center of NATO's 5G technologies. On 12 November 2020, Latvian Defense Minister Artis Pabriks and other representatives of the country's top military leadership opened Europe's first 5G military center in Adazi, near Riga. There is a NATO military base. The main purpose of the new facility is to ensure the development of an innovative fifth generation communication network in the interests of the North Atlantic Alliance and Latvia.


5G military center near Riga


The 5G center based on Adazi was created jointly by the Latvian Armed Forces and the technology company LMT. It is a platform for the development and implementation of innovative solutions in the interests of the defense and national security of the Latvian state. In particular, with the help of the center, it is possible to organize testing of unmanned aerial vehicles and other unmanned systems. Ingmars Pukis, VP of Marketing and Business Development at LMT, told the press that the project took only three months to complete. It is also noted that the 5G network in Latvia is built on Nokia solutions.

Representatives of the Latvian military department noted that they never took into account the capabilities of the Chinese tech giant Huawei due to the provisions of the cybersecurity protocol adopted by the Latvian government last year. According to this document, all 5G components used in the country must be produced in the countries - members of the European Union or the North Atlantic Alliance. In addition, given the negative attitude towards Huawei on the part of the United States, the main patron and sponsor of Latvia, it was not possible to talk about cooperation with this Chinese corporation initially.

Of course, for Latvia, the construction of a 5G center was a real breakthrough in the technological and military spheres. Given the modest military potential of this small republic, its government has focused on the technological component. As noted by the expert of the Atlantic Council Jan Brzezinski, technologies can increase the defense power of Latvia in the context of its confrontation with Russia.


Latvia seeks to enlist NATO support for technology development


The next step after the creation of a 5G center in Latvia should be its transformation into the main center of similar technologies for the entire North Atlantic Alliance. So far, no decision has been made on this, but Riga is very much counting on a positive verdict from Brussels. The Commander of the National Armed Forces of Latvia, Lieutenant General Leonid Kalnins, claims that there are all the necessary conditions for turning the country into a 5G NATO center, from technological solutions to highly qualified specialists.

State Secretary of the Ministry of Defense of Latvia Janis Garison, in turn, recently said that preliminary negotiations with the United States on this issue have already been held, and Latvia is interested in the development of the American military presence in the Baltic States, including in this direction. By the way, NATO spokeswoman Samantha Elinger confirmed the alliance's interest in 5G technologies and in cooperation with Latvia in this direction.

According to many experts, 5G technologies are the bridge that will allow for an even stronger military-political relationship between Latvia and its key partners such as the United States, Germany or Poland. Western partners should be attracted by the prospects of using the Latvian center for the needs of unmanned systems management. Apparently, Riga is also counting on funding for the further development of the project from the "older brothers" from Washington or Berlin.

True, among the readership of Defense24, discussions about the prospects for Latvia's use of 5G in the military sphere caused only irony. Readers wonder how new mobile technologies will help in the event of war. The 5G center will definitely not save Russia from Russia, the commentators of the Polish resource are sure.

When the Russians arrive, Latvia will turn on the 5G network and all the invaders will die. Simple and effective,

- jokes one of the commentators.

However, the fact remains: NATO is improving various types of its infrastructure along the borders of Russia, including infrastructure related to the exchange of data and the implementation of cyber operations. Recall that countering Russia in cyberspace is spelled out as a separate line in the US military budget. And the Baltic states are quite suitable for the implementation of this program in territorial terms for NATO.
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  1. Mouse
    Mouse April 9 2021 12: 45
    +11
    There have not yet set fire to 5G towers ???
    Urgently for execution to convey to the population that this byaka is dangerous to health, everyone will die out !!! There will be no one to save from the terrible Russians ... crying
    1. NDR-791
      NDR-791 April 9 2021 12: 50
      +5
      Quote: Mouse
      There will be no one to save from the terrible Russians ...

      They would say that for a civilian user, maybe they did not fall under the electronic warfare. And so they will definitely get "on the note". They love to step on their own tomatoes, they already get high. good
      1. Pete mitchell
        Pete mitchell April 9 2021 16: 52
        +2
        Quote: NDR-791
        which, for a civilian user, may not have come under electronic warfare. And so they will definitely get "on the note"

        I think there will be no electronic warfare here - Kadagu, the good old military town and the SA training ground, will simply be guaranteed to be pulverized: the priority goal is more ...
    2. xorek
      xorek April 9 2021 12: 57
      0
      When the Russians arrive, Latvia will turn on the 5G network and all the invaders will die. Simple and effective,

      No, we’ll first interrogate, but then we’ll think about it ..))

      This is in Finnish, well, in Latvian, etc. also mogem, if that)))) wassat soldier
    3. Alien From
      Alien From April 9 2021 14: 28
      +3
      Let them try foil hats, maybe they will help like non-brothers.
      1. aleks neym_2
        aleks neym_2 April 9 2021 15: 35
        0
        What are you, boy? in ukraine, they dressed pots - it didn't help ... and you write - foil ...
        1. Alien From
          Alien From April 9 2021 15: 54
          +1
          They are already Europeans, there is no metal on the castroots .....)
  2. SaLaR
    SaLaR April 9 2021 12: 47
    -1
    ggg gggggg I sit in the bushes and do not zhzhzhuuuu ......... laughing
    1. Mouse
      Mouse April 9 2021 12: 54
      +6
      ... but they talk like my dog ​​... they can't take that away wink
  3. Alexilyin
    Alexilyin April 9 2021 12: 49
    +1
    Bliiin .... I have already forgotten that such a country exists. And it looks like it is still alive. And slowly trying to yapping, showing his "need". Not all have left for Europe yet.
  4. Alexga
    Alexga April 9 2021 12: 51
    0
    The world smells like a war of hot state. So when nuclear ash is in the air, 5g will go down in history.
    1. Russ
      Russ April 9 2021 12: 59
      +9
      Do not pump ...

      wink
      1. Alexga
        Alexga April 9 2021 13: 06
        +1

        I had such a spring yesterday.
        1. Russ
          Russ April 9 2021 13: 16
          +2
          Come on...

          Hello from Siberia! hi
          13 + ... wink
          1. Alexga
            Alexga April 9 2021 13: 31
            +1
            Well, you're in luck, but yesterday we had snow and minus, and tomorrow they promise +17.
            1. Russ
              Russ April 9 2021 13: 35
              +3
              Quote: AlexGa
              and tomorrow they promise +17.

              And there is a holiday on your street! but tomorrow.... yes
        2. ksv36
          ksv36 April 9 2021 14: 39
          +1
          I had such a spring yesterday.

          It was a sinful thing to think that it was nuclear ash over Europe. laughing
  5. Alexander Kopychev
    Alexander Kopychev April 9 2021 13: 04
    +1
    Even if NATO will move its headquarters somewhere in Jurmala before the heap ... Then it is certain that the Tribaltika will not be handed over to Russia in 60 hours.
    1. Russ
      Russ April 9 2021 13: 20
      +3
      Yes, they are well fed in Brussels ... wassat
  6. Thrifty
    Thrifty April 9 2021 13: 45
    0
    Didn't they destroy everything in Adazi? How they became the "masters" of the Soviet training grounds for all the extinctions, they rushed en masse to destroy military camps and training centers. Šiauliai, Palanga, Adazi - to savages and vandals for free, such centers and polygons got! !!
  7. Cowbra
    Cowbra April 9 2021 13: 47
    0
    By the way. and I suspect that 5G will be in demand only in megacities. moreover, in their centers, and in logistics centers - ports there, military bases. The rest is very expensive and fucking unreliable. The radius is too small, duplicate - the pocket will crack
  8. Gennady Fomkin
    Gennady Fomkin April 9 2021 14: 00
    +1
    laughing Spare parts go like this laughing
  9. Rusticolus
    Rusticolus April 9 2021 14: 09
    0
    The Finns, with US money, set up a tower for the nato occupation base. Oh, and where are the Latvians here? And, well, yes, they are the ones who are occupied. Milk yaiki spiked a schnel schnel 5zh.
  10. rocket757
    rocket757 April 9 2021 14: 25
    0
    "It won't save from Russia": Polish readers questioned the effectiveness of the 5G center in Latvia
    will save, will not save from something, this is complete garbage ... but what can it give to residents, who can say?
    1. ksv36
      ksv36 April 9 2021 14: 43
      +1
      but what can it give to residents, who can say?

      I feel sorry for the birds most of all.
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 April 9 2021 15: 29
        -1
        As it was not necessary to see that birds would build their nests on those antennas ...
        That's what a well-known vulture organized his colony there, that's understandable, but ... do we feel sorry for those vultures?
  11. Prisoner
    Prisoner April 9 2021 14: 50
    +2
    You must be saved not from Russia, but from your own stupidity!
    1. Pete mitchell
      Pete mitchell April 9 2021 16: 53
      +2
      Quote: Captive
      You must be saved not from Russia, but from your own stupidity!
      You definitely noticed this ...
  12. faterdom
    faterdom April 9 2021 23: 54
    +1
    Nothing will save Russia.
    It's just that Russia in 50 years will be quite certain, but Latvia - most likely not. Purely by tendencies, let the Latvian "partners" not imagine what of "Kamasutra", "Mahabharata" and other "Kali-Yuga".
    1. Pete mitchell
      Pete mitchell April 10 2021 23: 52
      +1
      Quote: faterdom
      Russia in 50 years will certainly be, but Latvia - most likely not

      Believe it or not, when a computer appeared at the headquarters of the PribVO, the size of a decent room about fifty years ago, the people from Mobilization mastered it and pestered him with questions; the computer gave out that the population of Liepaja will decrease by half, who could have thought - maybe he already knew something then request