http://en.ria.ru/military_news/20141009 ... es-to.htmlUS Department of State Approves Sale of 350 Guided Missiles to Estonia
TALLINN, October 9 (RIA Novosti) - The US Department of State has approved the sale of 350 Javelin anti-tank missile systems worth $55 million to Estonia, the press service of the Estonian Defense Ministry stated on Thursday.
"The State Department of the United States has approved the sale of anti-tank missile systems Javelin to Estonia for $55 million," the defense ministry said.
Estonia intends to buy 350 Javelin systems from the United States, including spare and repair parts, support equipment, personnel training and training equipment, and technical and logistics support services, as well as other related logistics support.
The Javelin anti-tank missile system saw its development in 1986 and was adopted by the United States Army in 1996. The fire and forget missile system allows the operator to seek shelter or to change the position right after the missile launch, thus increasing the chances of survival of the operator and the system as a whole. Each system has the effective firing range of 75 to 2,500 meters and costs about $250,000.
It has been approved for sale to 13 foreign countries and is currently used by Bahrain, France, Israel, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the UK, the UAE and a number of other countries.
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http://bmpd.livejournal.com/2414339.htmlL'Estonie va acquérir 12 sud-coréen K9 obusiers automoteurs
Comme rapporté par les médias estoniens, les forces armées de l' Estonie a décidé d'acheter 12 coréenne de 155 mm / 52 obusier automoteur K9 Tonnerre association Sud de production Hanwha Techwin. Un accord préliminaire sur ce devrait être de 6 Février, 2017, lors de sa visite en Corée du Sud à signer komanduyuyuschy Forces de défense estoniennes, le lieutenant-général Riho Terras, après quoi sera entamé des négociations immédiatement pré-contrat. 155 mm / 52 obusier automoteur de la Corée du Sud Hanwha Techwin K9 Tonnerre sur les tests en Finlande. Novembre 2016
Il est prévu que prévu d'acquérir ACS K9 est entré en service bataillon d' artillerie de la 1ère Brigade d' infanterie de l'armée estonienne en 2021 (maintenant cette division, stationné à Tapa, les caractéristiques acquises de l'allemand de 155 mm / 39 remorqués obusiers FH-70 et obtenu à partir de la Finlande soviétique de 122 mm obusiers tractés D-30).
Comme on le sait, l'achat de Corée du Sud K9 ACS planification et les forces armées de la Finlande, déjà les principaux négociations pré-contrat avec le côté sud - coréen. Des sources du ministère de la Défense de l' Estonie a noté que ACS K9 bien dans les tests, y compris les conditions d'hiver en Finlande et en Norvège.
Estonia begins K9 artillery negotiations with South Korea
Estonia is planning to buy K9 Thunder 155 mm self-propelled howitzers (SPHs) from South Korea, with the two countries signing a memorandum of understanding to begin procurement negotiations on 6 February.
The move is linked to a proposed purchase of the Hanwha Techwin K9 by Finland.
Speaking to Jane's on 7 February, a spokesperson for the Estonia Ministry of Defence said, "Estonia is planning to purchase 12 used 155 mm self-propelled howitzers K9 Thunder. The K9s will eventually replace the FH-70 [towed howitzers] that are currently being used in our 1st Infantry Brigade. We are aiming to sign the contract already this year and first K9s should be delivered in 2021."
"According to the K9 technical parameters, performance, usability, and previously conducted field tests (Norway, Finland) the modern weapon system suits our plans to develop the EDF mobile and far-ranging covering fire capability. The procurement of self-propelled howitzers is the next step in developing the Estonian Defence Forces heavy armoured manoeuvre capability," the MoD
While the eventual procurement will not be conducted jointly with Finland, the two countries are working closely together on the purchase. Finland is currently in the middle of evaluating the K9, and has been conducting winter trials of the system since late 2016. While Finnish sources state the country has yet to make a final decision on the purchase, they note that they have been helping Estonia with its planning and procurement preparations.
The Estonian MoD spokesperson added that apart from co-operating on the purchase itself that, "There is potential to share the supply and logistical support capabilities with Finland."
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