Apache attack helicopters deployed in Estonia

The British Army announced on April 15 that Apache attack helicopters had been deployed in Estonia. The exact number of rotary wings concerned was not specified. It is known, however, that the helicopters will remain there for three months.

Apache attack helicopters deployed in Estonia AgustaWestland Apache AH1 10 (Picture source: Ronnie Macdonald)

The Apache thus join in Estonia the British Wildcat. They will be mobilized by Exercise Sprint Storm and will participate in NATO operations conducted in the region.

"The deployment of these helicopters will reinforce the British presence in the Baltic, known as Operation Cabrit, with about 1,000 army personnel deployed on the scene," said the British Army.

Operation CABRIT is the name of the UK operational deployment to Estonia where British troops are leading a multinational battlegroup as part of the EFP. UK Armed Forces have a leading role in NATO’s Enhanced Forward Presence (EFP) in the Baltic States in order to enhance Euro-Atlantic security, reassure Allies and deter out adversaries. 

The EFP in the Baltic States is a deployment of robust, multinational, combat-ready forces to Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland, on a persistent, rotational basis.