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Estonia wants powerful air defense system from allies

Estonia wants powerful air defense system from allies July 18, 2017 ERR News: Minister of Defence Jüri Luik said in an interview with business daily Bloomberg that Estonia is in negotiations to have allied air defense systems brought to the region that would remain in place for an extended period of time. According to daily Eesti Päevaleht’s (link in Estonian) information, efforts have been underway to bring a missile system to the region for nearly two years, and that the strengthening of the region’s air defense was mentioned at the 2015 NATO Wales Summit already. The fact that the security of Estonia’s airspace in particular makes up one of the weakest points in NATO’s eastern wing has long since been discussed. Likewise known is Russia’s anti-access/aerial denial (A2/AD) capability. The Russian missile systems positioned in the exclave of Kaliningrad has essentially cr...

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