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Latvia will allocate an additional 20 million euros for the drone coalition in Ukraine

28 May, 2024
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Latvia will allocate an additional 20 million euros for the drone coalition in Ukraine

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Latvia plans to invest 20 million euros in the drone coalition to support Ukraine in 2024. An equal amount will be allocated to strengthen Latvia's own drone army.

This was reported by Latvia's Defense Minister Andris Spruds, according to LSM.lv.

He stated that local Latvian companies will be involved in drone production.

"Seeing the importance of drones in warfare and drawing from Ukraine's experience, we can announce the launch of the Drone Capability Initiative this year. We can metaphorically speak about creating a drone army," he said.

According to the publication, Spruds' statement means that Latvia will not only supply drones to Ukraine but also more actively integrate these technologies into its own army.

The allocated 20 million euros will be used both for creating infrastructure and for purchasing drones, including at least 10 million euros from Latvian companies.

"Currently, seven companies have passed drone testing, and negotiations are underway for drone purchases starting in June," Spruds said.

 

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