Latvia's Defense Ministry and the State Border Guard are planning to buy six helicopters in the coming years; the helicopters could also participate in firefighting operations when necessary.
The Defense Ministry said that it would decide on purchasing four helicopters next month. The agreement on buying the helicopters could be signed already this year, and Latvia could receive the first helicopter in 2021.
The new helicopters will be equipped to perform search and rescue, evacuation, and firefighting operations, said the ministry.
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