Estonian Defence Forces has received Javelin advanced anti-tank missiles from USA

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Estonian Defence Forces has received a second tranche of Javelin anti-tank missiles. The $33 million purchase was funded with U.S. European Reassurance Initiative funds.

The U.S.-produced Javelin missile can defeat any tank in the world and is the standard system used by the U.S. Army.

Working together with U.S. to acquire this important defensive capability demonstrates the Alliance commitment to Estonia´s self-defence and mutual aid to harden national defences against external security threats.

The procurment of Javelin anti-tank missile systems is in line with the National Defence Development Plan 2013-2022, which calls for reinforcing the Defence Forces’ anti-tank capability and purchase of next-generation anti-tank missile systems.

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Soldiers fire FGM-148 Javelin, an American man-portable fire-and-forget anti-tank missile system during an anti-tank training in Sirgala, northeastern Estonia on March 15, 2016. The training was held in a wild field in Sirgala as a preparation for the Estonia-NATO exercises "Spring Storm" which will be held on May 2016 in southern Estonia. (Xinhua/Sergei Stepanov)

Soldiers fire FGM-148 Javelin, an American man-portable fire-and-forget anti-tank missile system during an anti-tank training in Sirgala, northeastern Estonia on March 15, 2016. The training was held in a wild field in Sirgala as a preparation for the Estonia-NATO exercises “Spring Storm” which will be held on May 2016 in southern Estonia. (Xinhua/Sergei Stepanov)

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