TALLINN (Sputnik) — Last year, Estonian Defense Minister Sven Mikser signed a contract to buy 80 Javelin missile systems from the United States, as well as spare and repair parts, support equipment, personnel training and training equipment. The deal is worth some 40 million euro ($44.6 million).
"Lectures and practical exercises [will be] conducted by the US Army instructors, who will teach how to operate the systems, to perform maintenance and fix problems with the systems. The course will last for three weeks," the ministry said in a statement.
Javelin, adopted by the United States Army in the 1990s and operated by over a dozen countries, is a fire-and-forget anti-tank missile. The system takes a top-attack flight profile against armored vehicles, and also allows direct-attack mode for use against buildings. In addition, the missile has the ability to engage helicopters in the direct attack mode.