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Estonia calls for NATO air defence deployment

3rd April 2017 - 10:00 GMT | by Grant Turnbull in London

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Estonia has said it would welcome the deployment of advanced NATO air defence assets within its territory, including long-range Patriot missile systems from the US, as a deterrence to potential outside threats such as Russia.

The Baltic state – which borders Russia – is at the centre of a significant NATO build up as part of the alliance's Enhanced Forward Presence (EFP) posture, with several allies sending troops and armoured vehicles to make up a battalion-sized battlegroup.

With only a small defence budget, the Estonian military lacks the purchasing power to acquire high-end equipment such as main battle tanks or

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Grant Turnbull was the editor of Land Warfare International and Digital Battlespace magazines with Shephard …

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