US-based manufacturer Harris has developed and delivered military tactical radios worth more than $10.5m to the Latvian Armed Forces.
The acquisition is a part of the continuing efforts to develop a sustainable communications system compatible with other Nato allies. The tactical radios are expected to help strengthen the command capability of the Latvian Army.
In August 2016, the contract for the supply of the tactical radios was signed by the Ministry of Defence and the US Government.
The radios that were delivered last year use an encryption technique and were procured under a specific contract with the US Government.
In December last year, the Ministry of Defence and the US government signed a new deal for the delivery of tactical radios and accessories valued at more than $17m.
With the new equipment, the Latvian Armed Forces will be able to develop a modern radio communications system.
Under the contract, the first batch of radios will be delivered to Latvia at the beginning of next year.
In a separate development, Harris has received a $44.86m contract to supply a joint service command and control (C2) network of systems to Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).
The company will provide services, including programme management, systems engineering, integration and test, training, and maintenance.