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Spain to send NASAMS to Estonia and join the IT Coalition

13. June 2024 - 18:35

Today, on the sidelines of the NATO defense ministers meeting in Brussels, Minister of Defense Hanno Pevkur met with Spanish Defense Minister Margarita Robles to discuss cooperation as NATO allies and assistance to Ukraine.

"I am pleased to announce as a result of today's meeting that Spain will once again deploy NASAMS medium-range air defense systems to Estonia. This deployment is part of the NATO mission and taking place within the framework of NATO's rotational air defense model, established at the NATO Vilnius Summit. Starting from August, these systems will be protecting Estonian airspace for four months," said Minister of Defense Hanno Pevkur.

"In addition to strengthening regional defense, together with Spain we have a common understanding of the urgent need to assist Ukraine – today Spain also announced its intention to join the IT Coalition led by Estonia and Luxembourg. Assistance provided within this coalition is already in use on the battlefield in Ukraine," added Minister of Defense Pevkur. Spain's accession to the IT Coalition will become official at the NATO Summit in Washington, D.C., in July.

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