Estonia receives 92 Javelin missiles from the U.S.

Estonian Defense Forces received Javelin missiles from the United States Source: Eesti Kaitsevägi/Estonian Defense Forces/

Ninety-two Javelin anti-tank missiles arrived in Estonia on Thursday which the United States provided to the Estonian Defense Forces (Eesti kaitsevägi) for the purpose of building defense capabilities.

The United States paid for the missiles through the US European Command Assistance Program, which aims to increase Estonia's defense capabilities.

The FGM-148 Javelin is an American man-portable fire-and-forget anti-tank missile fielded to replace the M47 Dragon anti-tank missile in US service.

It uses automatic infrared guidance that allows the user to seek cover immediately after launch, as opposed to wire-guided systems, like the Dragon, which requires the user to actively guide the weapon throughout the engagement.


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Editor: Katriin Eikin Sein

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