Government Approves Ammunitions Sales To Estonia

155mm ammo will be taken from army's own stockpiles.

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The Finnish government has approved a deal to sell ammunition to Estonia.

The 155mm field artillery has a value of €8.5 million, and will come from the Finnish Defence Forces’ own stock. In a press release, the government says that this move “won’t impair Finland’s ammunition readiness”.

At Estonia’s request, many details of the deal are being kept secret, including how much ammunition, and what quality, they are buying.

Estonia has been on a spending spree for field artillery recently. During the summer, the Baltic nation bought second hand K9 “Thunder” armoured howitzers from South Korea. Finland made a similar purchase during spring 2017.

Defence Minister’s Visit

The announcement of the ammunition sale comes as Defence Minister Jussi Niinistö (Blue) is set to make an official visit to Estonia.

Niinistö will be hosted by his Estonian counterpart Jüri Luik, and the pair will be discussing bilateral relations, Baltic Sea security, and military cooperation.

The two-day visit takes place on 7th and 8th September.