The United Kingdom has decided to increase its military presence in Estonia
Moscow. 8 Dec. INTERFAX.RU UK heads stationed in Estonia, a group fighting NATO plans in 2019 to increase its military presence in the Baltic Republic.
Despite the possible exit from the EU as a result Brexit, British troops still based in Estonia, said on Saturday the portal of the Estonian broadcasting ERR. There will be rotation of British troops increased the number of tanks, and in the summer it is planned to hold major exercise involving the Navy, said the military attache of great Britain in Estonia Gary Brooks.
So, if the activities of the battle groups, NATO was mostly confined to activities on land, in July, the UK intends to hold military exercises on the territory of Estonia with the involvement of the Navy. The exercises will be practiced coordination of the Estonian corps and the Royal Navy with air support. According to the military attache, this provides a unique opportunity to work for the military of the two countries joint exercises.
All of these maneuvers by the individual. We must always be ready to take advantage of the ability to combine the actions of both ground and air troops or, for example, infantry and Navy.Gary Brooks military attache of great Britain in Estonia
At the time the largest military exercise of the defence forces of the Estonian Kevadtorm (Spring storm) the British will bring to Estonia reconnaissance helicopters Wildcat and Apache attack helicopters. At the end of next year the UK will hold the replacement tanks: instead of the current 10 will receive 20 units of heavy armored vehicles.
From April to August at the Amari airbase to house the squadron RAF. Fighters Eurofighter will start to protect the airspace of the Baltic States.