Latvia MOD has concluded a contract with United Kingdom for delivery of 123 CVRT light armoured 10809151

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Latvia MOD has concluded a contract with United Kingdom for delivery of 123 CVRT light armoured
The Ministry of Defense of Latvia has concluded a contract with United Kingdom for the delivery of 123 armoured vehicles from the CVRT family. Latvia’s GBP 39.4 million (about EUR 49.8 million / $67.5 million) order will refurbish and deliver 123 British Combat Reconnaissance Reconnaissance (Tracked) light armored vehicles, which Britain had retired in the wake of its 2010 Strategic Defence and Security Review.
     
The Ministry of Defense of Latvia has concluded a contract with United Kingdom for the delivery of 123 armoured vehicles from the CVRT family. Latvia’s GBP 39.4 million (about EUR 49.8 million / $67.5 million) order will refurbish and deliver 123 British Combat Reconnaissance Reconnaissance (Tracked) light armored vehicles, which Britain had retired in the wake of its 2010 Strategic Defence and Security Review. British CVRT Samson was tested by Latvia armed forces in May 2014
     

The vehicles are expected to enable the Latvian Army to better transport infantry, reconnaissance teams, air defence sections and mortar fire controllers and also provide vital battlefield capabilities, including ambulances, armoured command vehicles and armoured recovery vehicles.

In February 2014, Latvian Defense Minister Raimonds Vejonis met with British Defense Ministry State Secretary Philip Hammond, during which the two sides have signed a protocol for cooperation in a project aimed at mechanizing Latvia's infantry brigade, LETA was informed by Defense Ministry spokesman Kaspars Galkins.

The delivery of CVRT armoured vehicles to Latvia could include CVRT Spartan armoured personnel carrier, CVRT Scimitar armed with a 30mm gun, CVRT Samson recovery vehicle , CVRT Samaritan command post vehicle and CVRT Sultan armoured ambulance.

Currently, Latvian armed forces have only a few Soviet-made armoured vehicles and main battle tank T-55 and BRDM-2.
     
The Ministry of Defense of Latvia has concluded a contract with United Kingdom for the delivery of 123 armoured vehicles from the CVRT family. Latvia’s GBP 39.4 million (about EUR 49.8 million / $67.5 million) order will refurbish and deliver 123 British Combat Reconnaissance Reconnaissance (Tracked) light armored vehicles, which Britain had retired in the wake of its 2010 Strategic Defence and Security Review. British CVRT Scimitar during field test by Latvia armed forces.
 

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