France to send Leclerc Main Battle Tanks, Infantry Fighting Vehicles and troops to Estonia in 2017 52211161

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France to send Leclerc Main Battle Tanks, Infantry Fighting Vehicles and troops to Estonia in 2017
France will send 5 Leclerc Main Battle Tanks, as well as VBCI infantry combat vehicles and 300 military personnel to Estonia in 2017, Estonian Defense Ministry said on Saturday November 19, in a statement.
     
France to send Leclerc Main Battle Tanks Infantry Fighting Vehicles and troops to Estonia in 2017 640 001 Jean-Yves Le Drian and Hannes Hanso at the HISF 2016 (Photo Twitter @JY_LeDrian)
     
"The French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian assured the Estonian Defense Minister Hannes Hanso that Paris would send to Estonia 300 soldiers, five Leclerc main battle tanks and Infantry Fighting Vehicles next year," the ministry's statement said.

The two Defense Ministers met during the Halifax International Security Forum (HISF) - held in Canada 18-20 November, a Forum where military leaders and experts discuss security issues.

Le Drian also said Estonia and France had a significant bilateral cooperation in cyberspace as both countries had “significant capabilities” in the field and the challenges both countries faced were similar. The two ministers signed a bilateral cyber cooperation agreement in May 2016.
     
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The Leclerc is a main battle tank (MBT) designed, developed and manufactured by the French Company Nexter Systems
 

 

 

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