Tallinn to buy high-tech coastal defence system

Estonia has reached a deal to purchase a high-tech coastal defence system from the Singapore-Israel company Proteus Advanced Systems, Estonian public broadcaster ERR reports.
The plan with the movable coastal defence system is set to cover Estonia’s entire coastline. In combination with naval mines purchased this summer, the rocket system is expected to help build create a complex solution for coastal defence.
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«This weapon system substantially improves our coastal defence and sends a clear message that we are contributing to the regional and collective defence effort», stated Estonian Defence Minister Kalle Laanet. «This is one of the most complex and high-tech weapon systems of all time and a huge leap forward for the Estonian Defence Forces. I am very glad that Estonia has a defence industry capable of participating in such high-tech projects».
Importantly, the deal contract also includes cooperation opportunities for Estonian businesses working in the defence industry, ERR reports.