GALLERY: US tanks take aim in Tapa ({{commentsTotal}})

Vaata galeriid
7 photos

US M1A2 Abrams tanks took to the Defense Forces' central training area near Tapa on Thursday for a few practice rounds in front of Estonian Lt. Gen. Riho Terras, the chief of defense.

The tanks can fire a total of 20 shots from their 120 millimeters cannons at targets 500 meters away.

Besides Terras, the US ambassador to Estonia was also at the practice, as was Marko Mihkelson, the new head of the Parliament's National Defense Committee, and the other committee members.

The US has deployed a rotating company-sized unit in Estonia, which includes the four tanks.

Editor: J.M. Laats

+{{cc.replyToName}} {{cc.body}}
No comments yet.
Logged in as {{user.alias}}. Log out
Login failed

Register user/reset password

Name needs to be fewer than 32 characters long
Comment needs to be fewer than 600 characters long

Independence Day: Estonia’s way into the future isn’t a race

There is a lack of connection between the Estonian state, and the people who live here. While it expects a lot of the state, Estonian society doesn’t seem ready to contribute, writes Viktor Trasberg.

Lotman: Security academy would be crucial Estonian identity point in Narva

In an opinion piece published by Eesti Päevaleht, Tallinn University professor Mihhail Lotman found it important to overcome the mental barrier separating Ida-Viru County from the rest of Estonia.

About us

Staff & contacts | Comments rules

Would you like to contribute an article, a feature, or an opinion piece?

Let us know: