Latvian National Armed Forces Buy 6×6 ATVs from Finland
Latvia’s National Armed Forces (NAF) acquired 6×6 Outlander MAX 650XT Military Version ATVs from Finnish company BRP through NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) Logistics Stock Exchange (NLSE) joint procurement partnership for €11 million.
“The procurement of multi-purpose operational all-terrain vehicles suitable for Latvian terrain is a natural evolution towards better tactical mobility of NAF units. I am happy about this long-term investment. It will bring us to a higher level of operational efficiency,” Lt.Gen. Leonīds Kalniņš, Chief of Latvian Defence Staff ,said. “We joined the NSPA partnership to make sure that we manage NAF resources with maximum efficiency and NAF benefits from NSPA international procurement partnership by accessing the required resources.”
The purchase contract includes supply of standard sets of spare parts, which will be used for maintenance of the ATVs over the next two years. Car mechanics of NAF will also be trained on how to efficiently ensure day-to-day maintenance of the ATVs. According to the contract, the first ATVs will be delivered to NAF as early as the end of 2018. The rest of the ATVs will arrive in Latvia by middle of next year.