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PREMIUM: Baltic states hope for joint naval procurement

29th April 2021 - 18:19 GMT | by Eugene Gerden

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Estonian Navy minehunter Admiral Cowan. (Photo: Estonian Navy)

Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania want to develop joint naval procurement programmes — but for the time being, they must focus instead on upgrading existing platforms or buying second-hand vessels.

The Baltic republics of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia plan to continue developing their respective navies, regarding them as important elements in the NATO alliance — particularly in a potential confrontation with Russia.

However, the naval fleets in all three countries have not received much brand-new equipment since they were formed ...

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