Posts tagged as Military base

North Korea says it tested crucial new rocket launch system

Thursday, August 1, 2019

North Korea said Thursday leader Kim Jong Un supervised the first test firing of a new multiple rocket launcher system that could potentially enhance its ability to strike targets in South Korea and U.S. military bases there. The report by North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency differed from the assessment by South Korea’s military, which had concluded Wednesday’s launches were of two short-range ballistic missiles. The launches from the…

The Baltic countries are the “Westworld” for NATO soldiers

By Lukas Ramonas on Thursday, August 1, 2019

Road accidents, fighting in the streets and in bars, broken shop windows and cars, mountains of garbage, sexual harassment – this is the “Westworld” for NATO soldiers in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. On June 7, 2018, four armored personnel carriers of the US Army, Stryker, collided in a major road accident in the Prienai district. 13 US troops sought medical assistance. Another accident happened on the night of June 9…

Estonian key military base to be expanded for 10 million euros

Thursday, July 4, 2019

The key Estonian army base in Tapa, where NATO enhanced Forward Presence battlegroup is housed, is to be expanded with a warehouse complex and infrastructure for 10.1 million euros. Estonian public broadcaster ERR reports that the development is expected to begin in July and planned to be complete by the end of 2020. Ando Voogma, Nordecon AS board member commented: «Buildings and facilities projects for the defense forces are always…

Estonia: King of Belgium to visit Belgian troops serving at Tapa military base

Saturday, March 30, 2019

King Philippe of Belgium is scheduled to arrive at the Tapa military base in Estonia at 3:15 p.m. on Tuesday to meet with the Belgian troops residing there. The Belgian king will be accompanied by Estonian Defense Minister Juri Luik and at the Tapa base he will be welcomed by commander of the 1st Infrantry Brigade of the Estonian defense forces, Col. Vahur Karus, and head of the British battle…

Russia appears to be building up its military bases near a weak point in the NATO alliance

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

In the months leading up to the summit between Russian President Vladimir Putin and President Donald Trump in Finland, Moscow appears to have ramped up activity in its Baltic exclave of Kaliningrad. Satellite imagery gathered by Planet Labs and reported by Defense One shows activity around bunkers in Baltiysk, a town that hosts a major Russian port and two air bases. Between March and June this year, “the visible change … appears…

Poland Ready to Pay $1.5-2Bln for Deploying Permanent US Military Base

Monday, May 28, 2018

Poland is ready to pay $1.5-2 billion for deployment of a permanent US military base in the country, a document called Proposal for a US Permanent Presence in Poland prepared by the Polish Defense Ministry said. “This proposal outlines the clear and present need for a permanent US armored division deployed in Poland, Poland’s commitment to provide significant support that may reach 1.5 – 2 billion USD – by establishing…