Nato's ”enhanced närvaroinsats” was established in 2016 in order to deter any potential aggression from Russia, after the country's annexation of the crimean peninsula. The effort, which is defensively oriented but also has stridskapabla forces, are stationed in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland.
the Most presence among nato member countries contributing the Uk, which after the decision on the strengthening now will have around a thousand brits in services in the Baltic countries.
"It's a very credible threat we see from Russia and part of the reason that we send five attack helicopters is to ensure that we constantly adapt ourselves to a changing situation," says Uk defence secretary Gavin Williamson to the Press Association.
AH-64 Apache is counted as one of the absolute most advanced attackhelikoptrarna in the world, equipped with, among other things, three different rocket and missile systems and with a top speed of 330 kilometres per hour.
The five helicopters that the british sent from Wattisham Airfield in Suffolk, during the Monday will be stationed in Estonia in three months and, among other things, participate in upcoming multinational exercises.
"this reinforcement is very crucial and very, very important, and has been warmly welcomed by many countries," says Gavin Williamson, according to Sky News.
in various Natoövningar, so also in the Baltic countries. Later this week, for example, the Swedish fighter jets fly over Estonia in a Natoövning with Germany and Poland, and in the summer will as usual participate in the multinational exercise ”Baltops” in the southern Baltic sea.