The Latvian National Armed Forces and the Estonian Defense Forces (EDF) have placed a joint order worth €1.3 million with Swedish company Saab Dynamics AB for the supply of new Carl-Gustaf M4 antitank weapons, the English-language portal of Latvian public broadcaster LSM reported.
The order is based on a joint agreement between the Swedish Defense Materiel Administration, the Estonian Center for Defense Investments (ECDI) and Saab Dynamics AB signed in 2018, LSM writes.
"These weapons meet the needs of the National Armed Forces, and have ensured the successful execution of raining exercises, as well as expanded the compatibility of our equipment with the arsenal of our geographically closest allies," Latvian Minister of Defense Artis Pabriks said.
The new weapons, the number of units of which was not specified, are scheduled to be delivered to Latvia's National Armed Forces by 2022.
Carl-Gustaf systems are already in use by several NATO member states.
Editor: Aili Vahtla