US Army deploys tanks and infantry vehicles to support Operation Atlantic Resolve in Estonia
The US Army has deployed tanks and infantry vehicles to Estonia in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve, the combined US and Nato response to Russia's actions in Ukraine.
A fleet of M2A3 Bradley fighting vehicles and M1A2 Abrams tanks from 1st Battalion, 68th Armor Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade, 4th Infantry Division have arrived in Tapa, Estonia.
The equipment arrived from Poland following initial reception and forward deployment, the US Army stated.
Company C, 1-68 AR commander captain Edward Bachar said: "We look forward to learning their anti-tank and dismounted capabilities and then teaching them how we integrate our armour and dismounted infantry.
"The other big thing we are looking forward to figuring out is how we will communicate and mutually support each other throughout the duration of our time here."
Soldiers successfully completed railhead operations, with assistance from Estonian army movement control personnel and civilian rail assets.
Personnel and equipment from 1-68 AR are now ready to begin training with Estonian forces, according to the statement.
Since 2014, US Army Europe has conducted multinational training and security cooperation activities with allies and partners in Eastern Europe.
The activities aim to improve interoperability, strengthen relationships among allied armies, contribute to regional stability, and demonstrate the US's commitment to Nato.
Image: An Estonian soldier helps ground guide an M2A3 Bradley Fighting Vehicle, during railhead operations in Tapa, Estonia. Photo: courtesy of Sgt. Lauren Harrah / US Army.