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Latvia receives first Austrian howitzers

2nd October 2017 - 14:00 GMT | by Grant Turnbull in London


Latvia has received its first examples of second-hand M109 self-propelled howitzers from Austria, as part of an agreement signed between the two countries in April.

The Latvian Armed Forces announced on 1 October that the initial units had arrived by container ship at the port of Liepaja, in the west of the country.

The new self-propelled howitzers are expected to take part in the country’s annual military parade on 18 November.

Photos released by the Latvian MoD showed several M109 howitzers being unloaded as well as specialist driver training vehicles. The M109s were then transported from the port on flat-bed

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Grant Turnbull


Grant Turnbull

Grant Turnbull was the editor of Land Warfare International and Digital Battlespace magazines with Shephard …

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