Silver Arrow, year's major military exercise, begins in Latvia

18:40, 16 October 2017
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October 16 sees the start of the annual 'Silver Arrow' military exercises, Latvia's largest of the year, reports.


Running until October 29, Silver Arrow 2017 will take place in the main Adazi military training area and in the Ape, Gulbene, and Aluksne districts of northern Latvia, according to

A total of over 3,500 soldiers from Albania, the U.S., Estonia, Italy, Canada, Latvia, Great Britain, Poland, Slovenia, Spain, and Germany will participate in the drills. 

In addition, approximately 200 Latvian national guardsmen and 30 reserve soldiers will attend the training alongside the full-timers to improve their skills.

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