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Latvia signs contract for G36 rifles

15th January 2018 - 15:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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The Latvian National Armed Forces (NAF) have signed a framework agreement and purchase contract with Heckler & Koch for G36 assault rifles, the Latvian Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced on 11 January.

Under the seven-year $15.85 million contract, Heckler & Koch will deliver the rifles to the NAF and State Border Guard from 2018.

The new G36 assault rifles are being rolled out across Latvia's regular forces and national guard forces as a replacement for the AK-4 assault rifle.

Raimonds Bergmanis, Defence Minister, Latvian MoD, said: ‘Purchase of G36 assault rifles and other guns under the agreement will allow us to modernise the national armed forces, national guard and border guard arsenal with the same type of weapons. It will further enhance the close cooperation and joint development to which we have committed ourselves and are working towards.'

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