During the exercise held by 17 NATO member countries in Latvia, the US's HIMARS missile systems were tested.
According to the statement made by NATO, the "Silver Arrow" exercise was held on September 19-30 with the participation of 4,200 soldiers from 17 allied countries.
USA, England, Albania, Canada, Czechia, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain participated in the exercise. NATO's multinational combat group also took part in the planned exercise that is held every year.
In the exercise, the USA's HIMARS M142 missiles were also used to demonstrate their rapid deployment capabilities. US missiles were transported by C-130 cargo planes to airbases in Riga and Liepaja for the NATO exercise. During the exercise, the missiles struck targets located in the exclusive economic zone of Latvia in the Baltic Sea.
It is stated that the US military regularly deploys HIMARS missile systems to the Baltic region for training with NATO allies.
It was also stated that the US European Special Operations Command has the opportunity to deploy these missile systems throughout Europe in a short time.