Press Release: Javelin Missile Delivery Augments Estonian Defensive Capabilities, Enhances NATO Interoperability

July 24, 2020  

On July 23, the United States delivered 92 Raytheon Javelin anti-tank missiles to the Estonian Defense Forces.  The missiles are funded through the United States European Command’s Building Partner Capacity (BPC) program to assist Estonia in building defensive capabilities.  This delivery further strengthens our nations’ strategic integration while ensuring interoperability among NATO Allies and partners.   

The Javelin anti-tank missile systems delivery is one part of multiple, ongoing Building Partner Capacity programs with Estonia.  These programs are funded by the Department of Defense and are designed to complement Estonian national efforts to enhance defensive capabilities, including ammunition stocks, integrated air and missile defense, maritime domain awareness, and secure communications. 

The Estonian Defense Forces and United States European Command continue to work together to achieve joint strategic objectives and guarantee stability in the region.  The United States has provided Estonia with over $190 million in joint defense cooperation since 2015 and takes part in more than 80 military-to-military engagements between our service members each year.