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Latvia and Estonia signal letter of intent on procurement of anti-air defence methods – Baltic News Network

During the NATO summit in Madrid on Thursday, 30 June, Latvian Minister of Defence Artis Pabriks and his Estonian colleague Kalle Laanet signed a letter of intent on the procurement of medium vary anti-air defence methods.

Pabriks burdened that Russian aggression in Ukraine has clearly outlined the necessity for anti-air defence methods.

NATO summit has given a transparent sign – those that wish to put money into their defence can be supplied with assist. Estonia is a dependable accomplice and undoubtedly one of many international locations that contributes, says Estonian minister of defence, admitting that it’s important that along with allied assist, Estonia is ready to contribute to anti-air defence.

The letter of intent will function the muse for a joint procurement, permitting the 2 international locations to coordinate actions and effectively use the funding allotted for defence, in addition to improve the area’s stability and safety normally.

By going although with this joint procurement with Estonia, work on deployment of a medium vary anti-air defence system in Latvia will begin instantly.

It can be potential that different allies could also be concerned within the provide of the anti-air defence system.

Anti-air defence is a serious ingredient for Latvia’s army defence, as a result of adoption of such a system would permit Latvia to shoot down the rockets that at the moment are used to assault cities in Ukraine.

On 26 June Spanish floor to air missile system Nasams was delivered to Latvian air power base in Lielvārde.

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