Posts tagged as NATO’s eastern flank

Eastern European NATO allies ramp up drone buys to protect their borders

Monday, August 10, 2020

As Russia’s military activities in the Baltic and Black seas are mounting pressure on NATO’s eastern flank, a number of Eastern European countries are developing programs to acquire unmanned aerial vehicles for their militaries. In Romania, local analysts say the country’s Ministry of National Defence aims to boost the military’s surveillance, reconnaissance and intelligence (SRI) capabilities by acquiring new drones, ensuring the country’s armed forces can efficiently monitor Romanian borders.…

US Nukes can be redeployed from Germany to Poland

By Vitaliy Timoshuk on Wednesday, May 20, 2020

In Germany, consideration has begun on replacing Tornado aircraft capable of carrying American B61 nuclear warheads. Alternatively, the F-18 and Eurofighter are considered. Defense Secretary Annegret Crump-Carrenbauer (CDU) has previously agreed with Pentagon chief Mark Esper to purchase 30 Boeing F / A-18F aircraft. The acquisition of 93 Airbus Eurofighter is also planned. This gave rise to disputes in the ruling coalition of Germany over the redeployment of American nuclear…

Estonian president: Work to strengthen NATO’s eastern flank must continue

Friday, March 1, 2019

In recent years, NATO has adequately reacted to security problems on its eastern flank, but work to develop the alliance’s deterrence and defense posture is far from completed, Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid said at a meeting on security of the heads of state of countries of central and eastern Europe. Kaljulaid said at the meeting held in Kosice, Slovakia that the allied battle groups stationed promptly in the Baltic countries,…