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Saturday, September 05, 2015

Estonia To Receive First Javelin Anti-Tank Missile System This Week

FGM-148 JavelinEstonia will be receiving its first Javelin anti-tank missile system at the end of this week.

“More systems and missiles will arrive in the coming weeks, which can be used for live fire exercises after the training is complete,” Lieutenant Toomas Pärnpuu, who is leading the operation to bring the systems to Estonia was quoted as saying by Estonian Public Broadcasting Thursday.

The training set will also begin in the next week. The first weapons will be delivered to the Viru Infantry Battalion in Jõhvi with the Defense Forces set to be fully equipped and trained by 2018. Some Defense League units will also be equipped with Javelin systems.

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