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Estonia giving nearly EUR 90 million for defense

Staff Writer | March 10, 2017
Minister of defense Margus Tsahkna was on a visit to the 2nd Infantry Brigade, for the development of which the four-year Development Plan of the Ministry of defense calls for an investment of nearly EUR 90 million to cover the supplementing of equipment.
Margus Tsahkna
Europe   The 2nd Infantry Brigade
he plan primarily consists of strengthening the brigade's firepower, by acquiring ammunition and armaments and complementing command, communications and transport capabilities.

According to Minister of defense Margus Tsahkna, the development of the 2nd Infantry Brigade is quickly rising to become the central question concerning the entire defense Forces.

“Over a period of four years, we will be directing EUR 90 million into raising our actual defense capability.

“According to the ten-year plan recently approved by the government, the brigade will have two battalions added to it, i.e. units consisting of over 1000 combatants. This means that we are taking the development of the 2nd Brigade seriously,” said Tsahkna.