President of LMT, Juris Binde, has met with the Minister of Defense of Latvia, Artis Pabriks, to present LMT's participation in the NATO CWIX 2021 exercise – the first Latvian company to do so.
The exercise is aimed at finding technical solutions to interoperability issues, with the full name of the exercise being “NATO Coalition Warrior Interoperability eXploration, eXperimentation, eXamination eXercise 2021” (“CWIX 2021”).” Within the scope of the exercise, LMT is providing a mission coordination, management and observation platform.
LMT is the first Latvian company to participate in a NATO exercise, and the meeting with the Minister of Defense was intended to discuss the preparation, process, and lessons learned from other member states over the course of the exercise.
LMT in collaboration with the Ministry of Defense and Riga Technical University has been developing various innovations products for the defense industry, including a mission management platform, as well as sensors, AI, and machine vision solutions.
In November of 2020, LMT launched a 5G testbed in the Ādaži military base, the first 5G military testbed in Europe, to develop and test mobile solutions for public defense needs. The company has also participated in various European defense projects, including developing modular unmanned ground systems.
The purpose of CWIX 2021 was to increase the ability for member states to collaborate at a systems level, by testing new connectivity systems as well as to develop guidelines for the development of future systems. This is the fourth year that The Latvian National Armed Forces are participating in CWIX 2021, and this year Latvia is represented by two soldiers.