UK increase military presence in Estonia and will take over additional tanks

Великобритания усилит военное присутствие в Эстонии и перебросит туда дополнительные танки

Estonian and British military will hold next year’s military exercises on the territory of Estonia with the involvement of Navy and air force, said the military attaché of the UK, Gary Brooks.

In 2019, the UK will increase its military presence in Estonia, will hold the rotation of troops will conduct exercises in the Baltic sea. This writes the Estonian MediaPortal ERR with reference to the military attache of great Britain in Estonia Gary Brooks.

According to the new rules in July must go through military exercises on the territory of Estonia with the involvement of the Navy. During the exercise, the Estonian infantry will work out joint actions with the Royal Navy with air support.

At the end of next year the military contingent of great Britain in Estonia will hold the rotation and replaced by 10 British tanks will come 20 pieces of heavy equipment.

Also on the territory of Estonia will be based British fighters Eurofighter.

In June 2017, the head of the NATO military Committee, General Petr Pavel said that Russia is increasing its military potential on almost all fronts, so NATO need to be alert to prevent the scenario of annexation of Crimea and invasion of Eastern Ukraine.

In October 2017 in Estonia was opened at the base of the international NATO battalion.

In 2019 Estonia plans to start the infrastructure and equipment of systems of technical surveillance on the border with Russia.