Latvia will continue the purchases of Spike fourth-generation anti-tank missile systems to equip armored vehicles.
Latvia will be buying the Spike anti-tank missile systems along with armored vehicles, which will be equipped with the missiles. The purchase of the armored vehicles is planned as part of an upgrade of the Land Forces Infantry Brigade. The missiles will be used both as the armored vehicles' equipment and by infantry units operating alongside the vehicles. Spike anti-tank and anti-personnel missiles are made in Israel. Latvia already has several Spike missile systems.
There are also plans to continue the purchases of several hundred Carl Gustav anti-tank recoilless rifle.
As part of the upgrade of the Land Forces Infantry Brigade, Latvia is also buying 123 CVR(T)s or Combat Vehicle Reconnaissance (Tracked) armored vehicles for 48.1 million euros from the UK, with the first vehicles due to be delivered in 2016.
The U.S. Department of State has approved the sale of third-generation Javelin anti-tank missile system to Estonia. The U.S. Department of State approved the deal to sell a Javeline anti-tank missile system to Estonia for 55 million dollars (around EUR 43.3 mln). Estonia has expressed a wish to buy 350 anti-tank Javelin missiles from the U.S., in addition to other equipment.