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U.S. sends three Chinook helicopters to Latvia

BC, Riga, 13.04.2017.Print version
Three U.S. Chinook transport helicopters arrived at the Lielvarde airbase in central Latvia this week, reports LETA.

The helicopters have been sent as part of the Atlantic Resolve mission and will participate in military exercises in Latvia and the Baltics. The helicopters will be based in Lielvarde and will be deployed to Latvia for several months, LETA was informed by the Defense Ministry.

The helicopters have been deployed to Latvia to help strengthen the country's security.

The helicopters will participate in their first military exercise later this months during the Summer Shield exercise in Latvia.

There are also currently five U.S. Blackhawk helicopters based in Lielvarde as well.

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