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Estonia Joins the Ranks of Navy Powers with New Blue Spear Missiles from Israel and Finland

ByEditor

Feb 11, 2024
Anti-ship missiles from Israel to be deployed on shores of Gulf of Finland

The Estonian Ministry of Defense recently announced that its navy has been equipped with a new batch of Blue Spear sea-to-sea missiles from the Israeli state defense concern Aviation Industry. These fifth generation missiles, with a range of 200 kilometers, are part of the Gabriel anti-ship missile system and come with two guidance systems and electronic warfare capabilities.

This is the third country whose fleet has received these new missiles, following Israel and Finland. Both Israel and Finland control the exit from the Gulf of Finland, where the new missiles will be deployed. The Singapore Navy’s Formidable class frigates are also set to be equipped with these missiles.

The Estonian Ministry of Defense has stated that these new weapons will greatly enhance the country’s naval capabilities and provide it with a strong deterrent against potential threats in the region. The ministry has stressed that this move is part of its ongoing efforts to modernize its military equipment and improve its overall defense posture.

It is worth noting that this news comes at a time when tensions between Russia and Ukraine are high, and there have been concerns about potential military aggression by Russia in the Baltic Sea region. The Estonian government has expressed its commitment to maintaining peace in the region and to working closely with its NATO allies to ensure security for all countries in the area.

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