Spain to deploy NASAMS air defence system to Estonia

By Defence Industry Europe

Spain has announced the deployment of NASAMS medium-range air defence systems to Estonia. The announcement was made during a meeting between Estonian Minister of Defence Hanno Pevkur and Spanish Defence Minister Margarita Robles on the sidelines of the NATO defence ministers meeting in Brussels.


“I am pleased to announce as a result of today’s meeting that Spain will once again deploy NASAMS medium-range air defence systems to Estonia,” stated Estonian Minister of Defence Hanno Pevkur. “This deployment is part of the NATO mission and is taking place within the framework of NATO’s rotational air defence model, established at the NATO Vilnius Summit. Starting from August, these systems will be protecting Estonian airspace for four months.”

The NASAMS (National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile System) is renowned for its adaptability and combat-proven effectiveness. Since its introduction, NASAMS has been adopted by 13 countries and has been a key part of the U.S. National Capital Region’s air defence system since 2005. Other nations relying on NASAMS for their defence needs include Norway, Finland, The Netherlands, Oman, Lithuania, Indonesia, Australia, Qatar, Hungary, Ukraine, and one undisclosed country. The system’s proven track record and compatibility with NATO’s interoperability standards make it a critical asset for allied defence strategies.



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