Latvia to procure HIMARS with ATACMS tactical ballistic missiles

By Defence Industry Europe

The US Department of State has approved the sale of Lockheed Martin's M142 HIMARS (High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems) to Latvia. According to the Defence Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA), the prospective contract could be valued at USD 220 million.


Latvia intends to acquire six launchers along with an ammunition package, which may consist of twelve sets of M30A2 missiles, an equal number of M31A2 missiles, and ten tactical M57 ATACMS missiles. Additionally, Latvia seeks to purchase a batch of training and practice RRPR missiles, communication equipment, training and logistics services, as well as necessary spare parts. The total has been estimated at a maximum of USD 220 million.

In the event of signing a government-to-government Letter of Offer and Acceptance (LOA), Latvia will join Lithuania and Estonia, who collectively ordered 14 launchers (8 for Lithuania and 6 for Estonia) in December of last year. Deliveries are set to be completed in 2025. At that time, both Baltic nations will join other European users of the system, including Romania, Ukraine, and Poland.


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According to the DSCA, this sale will support the foreign policy objectives and national security goals of the United States by bolstering the security of a NATO Ally that plays a crucial role in promoting political stability and economic advancement in Europe.

“The proposed sale will enhance Latvia’s capacity to address present and future threats, and it will improve its ability to work alongside U.S. and other allied forces,” stated the DSCA



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