“Judging from the photographs, the FV107 Scimitar (combat reconnaissance vehicle with 30-mm cannon), FV103 Spartan (armored personnel carrier), FV104 Samaritan (armored medical vehicle) and FV105 Sultan (command vehicle) and the FVXNUMX Samaritan (armored medical vehicle) and FVXNUMX Sultan (command vehicle) were delivered by one vehicle of type FVXNUMX (armored medical vehicle) and FVXNUMX Sultan (command vehicle) and were delivered by FVXNUMX Samaritan (armored medical vehicle) and FVXNUMX Sultan (command vehicle) and delivered with one vehicle of the types in the material.
This technique will be used in the training of Latvian mechanics and technicians at a military base located in Adazi.
The United Kingdom and Latvia signed a contract for the supply of 123 units of the CVR (T) family in September of 2014. The total cost of the agreement was 39.4 million pounds. In addition to the armored vehicles themselves, spare parts and personnel training are provided.
The CVR (T) family was manufactured by Avlis from 1971 to 1986. They were part of the British army until the 1990-ies, and then they began to gradually be removed from service. As of the beginning of this year, the British military had 592 units - 276 FV103 Spartan, 201 FV107 Scimitar, 48 FV105 Sultan, 39 FV104 Samaritan and 28 FV106 Samson.
“Latvia’s purchase of CVR (T) family vehicles from the presence of the British army caused a considerable surprise to observers (including some British ones) last year, as these vehicles are now considered completely obsolete, and their combat value in a modern-type conflict against well-equipped heavy weapons the enemy is highly questionable. It is noteworthy that although the vehicles of this family were popular in the “third world” countries in 1970-1980-s, however, Latvia turned out to be the only country flattered by the presence of the British army, ”the article says.