Press Release: U.S. Delivers Equipment to the Estonian Defense League and Police and Border Guard Board To Enhance Defensive Capabilities

February 8, 2021 


On January 26, the United States delivered $8 million worth of advanced binoculars, dismounted and vehicle-mounted radios, radio and night vision device spare parts and support equipment to the Estonian Defense League.    


On February 6, the United States delivered $5 million worth of infrared cameras and vessel boarding officer ballistic vests to the Estonian Police and Border Guard Board.  


The deliveries, part of the United States European Command’s Building Partner Capacity (BPC) Section 333, further strengthens strategic integration between the U.S. and Estonia while ensuring interoperability among NATO Allies and partners.  BPC programs are funded by the U.S. Department of Defense and are designed to complement Estonia’s efforts to enhance defensive capabilities focused on 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 to guarantee stability in the region.  The United States has provided Estonia with over $200 million in joint defense cooperation since 2015. The United States and Estonia also conduct multiple exercises and military-to-military engagements between our service members each year.