Estonia to buy 80 armored vehicles for more than 300 million kroons27.08.2010, 11:30
Estonia will buy about 80 armored vehicles from the Netherlands for more than 300 million kroons, the defense ministry said.
The deal involving Sisu XA-188 type vehicles is due to be signed in the coming weeks, the ministry said today. The vehicles will be supplied between 2011 and 2015, it said.
Estonia, a North Atlantic Treaty Organization member since 2004, wants to increase its anti-aircraft and anti-tank defenses and buy transport helicopters and fast patrol boats, according to a defense development plan approved by the government last year.