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Latvia: US tanks roll through Riga en route to Atlantic Resolve drills01:07

Latvia: US tanks roll through Riga en route to Atlantic Resolve drills

Latvia, Riga
June 26, 2015 at 16:26 GMT -00:00 · Published

M1A2 Abrams tanks and AFV M2A3 Bradley infantry fighting vehicles (IFVs) can be seen rolling through Riga on board a cargo train, Friday, following the NATO-led Saber Strike 2015 exercises that were held in Rukla, Lithuania and concluded on June 19.

The 3rd Infantry Division of the United States Army's is now destined for participation in Operation Atlantic Resolve, a joint military exercise involving the US, Poland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.

M1A2 Abrams tank can carry a four-man crew and reach speeds of 67 kilometres (41 miles) per hour. Weighing 69.54 tonnes, the tank is complete with a M256 smoothbore gun of calibre 120 mm and a M240 machine gun.

The AFV M2A3 Bradley can carry a three-man crew and six passengers. The vehicle weighs 27.6 tonnes and can reach speeds of 56 kilometres (35 miles) per hour. It is also complete with a 25 mm M242 chain gun and an anti-tank missile TOW.

The Atlantic Resolve training operation which began last April is expected to last until the end of the summer.

Latvia: US tanks roll through Riga en route to Atlantic Resolve drills01:07
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M1A2 Abrams tanks and AFV M2A3 Bradley infantry fighting vehicles (IFVs) can be seen rolling through Riga on board a cargo train, Friday, following the NATO-led Saber Strike 2015 exercises that were held in Rukla, Lithuania and concluded on June 19.

The 3rd Infantry Division of the United States Army's is now destined for participation in Operation Atlantic Resolve, a joint military exercise involving the US, Poland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.

M1A2 Abrams tank can carry a four-man crew and reach speeds of 67 kilometres (41 miles) per hour. Weighing 69.54 tonnes, the tank is complete with a M256 smoothbore gun of calibre 120 mm and a M240 machine gun.

The AFV M2A3 Bradley can carry a three-man crew and six passengers. The vehicle weighs 27.6 tonnes and can reach speeds of 56 kilometres (35 miles) per hour. It is also complete with a 25 mm M242 chain gun and an anti-tank missile TOW.

The Atlantic Resolve training operation which began last April is expected to last until the end of the summer.

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