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Arrival of a bulk of the Danish contribution to NATO’s enhanced Forward Presence (eFP)

11.01.2018  10:38
On January 10th, 2018 the main party of the Danish soldiers participating in NATO’s Enhanced Forward Presence (eFP), arrived at Ämari Air Base in Estonia.

The soldiers arrived in two C-130 Hercules aircraft and were received by the Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid, the Estonian Minister of Defence Jüri Luik, The Estonian Chief of Defence Riho Terras and the Danish Ambassador to Estonia, Kristina Miskowiak Beckvard.

The 200 Danish soldiers will, within the auspices of the 1st Estonian Brigade in Tapa, be part of a British led Battlegroup of approximately 1,000 soldiers.
 
The primary task for the Battlegroup and the Danish contingent will be to strengthen NATO’s deterrence and defence profile by unequivocally demonstrating alliance solidarity and the will of NATO to defend its populations and its territory. Although prepared to participate in defence tasks the daily life of the Danish soldiers will consist of various military exercises and showing their presence in Estonia.

In addition to personnel, Denmark will also contribute with armoured personel carriers and armoured fighting vehicles, which will arrive in Estonia later this week by the Absalon class support ship Esbern Snare.


Photo: Headquarters of the Estonian Defence Forces


Photo: Headquarters of the Estonian Defence Forces


Photo: Ardi Hallismaa/mil.ee


Photo: Ardi Hallismaa/mil.ee

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