"The eight Leopard 2 tanks of the German armed forces arrived on Thursday evening. Initially they will be used only as transport vehicles, while at the next stage of the drills, which will start on May 18, the tanks will take part in combat operations," Maasikmets told the ERR broadcaster.
Over 800 troops from the United Kingdom, who are part of the battalion deployed in Estonia, and about 300 French troops will participate in the drills. Germany sent about 400 troops, who will join soldiers from Canada, Finland, Georgia, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Ukraine and the United States to participate in the exercise.
US M1A2 Abrams tanks, the UK Challenger 2 and the French Leclerc will be used in the drills, alongside infantry combat vehicles of allies and the Estonian armed forces.
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