According to the minister, “the contingent will include 800 military, combat Drones, Tanks such as Challenger 2 and other equipment. " In Estonia, the British unit will unite with the military from Denmark and France.
"The battalion will be defensive in nature, but it will be fully operational,"said fallon.
He explained that “by deploying well-armed units in the Baltic Sea area, NATO is demonstrating a growing opportunity to build real defense.”
“There are two things: confidence, and this should be done with an impressive presence, and deterrence. This is no longer just stretching the wire ... this is a serious military presence ", - added the Minister of Defense.
On Wednesday and Thursday, the alliance’s defense ministers will discuss in more detail the deployment of national battalions in the Baltic States and Poland, as well as strengthening their presence in Romania and Bulgaria.