Estonia seeks longer range anti-tank missiles

05 November 2018

Estonia has allocated funding to procure longer range anti-tank guided missiles (ATGMs) to supplement its existing stock of FGM-148 Javelin and MILAN missiles, with several manufacturers now positioning for the multimillion euro contract.

An initial request for proposals was released in early October, with a spokesperson for the Estonian Centre for Defence Investment (ECDI) telling Jane's that EUR40 million (USD45.5 million) had now been approved for the project. "The new ATGMs will be purchased to improve Estonia's anti-tank capability."

According to the spokesperson, the new long-range ATGM requirement will be funded by Estonia and calls for a minimum of 18 systems along with associated ammunition, technical support, and training.

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