Military parade in Tallinn February 24, 2017

Original taken from a colleaguedambievin a military parade in Estland. 02.24.2017

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Today [February 24, 2017] a military parade was held in Tallinn in honor of the 99th anniversary of the founding of the Republic of Estonia.
According to the Estonian websiteeer.ee, the parade was received by Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid, commanded by General Riho Terras.
In the parade on February 24, 1,100 servicemen and more than a hundred pieces of equipment took part, 41 outfits in total, five companies, four batteries, 22 platoons and three orchestras. Along with the orchestras of the Defense Force and the Police and Border Guard Board, the US Air Force Orchestra took part in the parade. All types of troops, the combined educational institutions of the Defense Forces, the Baltic Defense College, the Guard Battalion, the battalion of the headquarters and communications, the 1st and 2nd infantry brigades, the rear command, the anti-tank Rapla squad, and the mortar platoon of the Harju squad of Kaytelyit, as well as the Academic Brigade of the Kiteselite. The parade was also attended by cadets of the Academy of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and service dogs of the Police and Border Guard Board.For the first time, the scout battalion took part in the CV9035 combat vehicle parade. The Viru infantry battalion used Sisu XA-188 armored personnel carriers for the first time this year. Also on the parade for the first time you could see the reconnaissance of the 1st Infantry Brigade. The parade in honor of the 99th anniversary of the Estonian state was also attended by a unit the size of a platoon stationed in Estonia, the US contingent, a unit of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the famous groups of Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Denmark.
US-owned Abrams tanks and Bradley infantry fighting vehicles also took part in the parade. The air transport of the Defense Forces and Allies was in the air: four Estonian R-44 Robinson helicopters, an AgustaWestland AW139 police and border guard helicopter, and a NATO E-3A radio detection and guidance aircraft (AWACS) with two German Eurofighter fighters and two Dutch Eurofighter fighters and two Netherlands F-16 fighters.
After the parade, those interested could familiarize themselves with the equipment of the Defense Forces and the Allies. This year, along with handguns, the exhibition included the CV9035 infantry fighting vehicle, included in 2016, for the first time at the exhibition.US-owned Abrams tank and Bradley infantry fighting vehicle, Sisu XA-188 armored personnel carrier, 155mm and 122mm howitzers, ZU-23-2 anti-aircraft gun, Mistral anti-aircraft missile system, Milan and Javelin anti-tank systems, 120mm mortar and mobile ground surveillance radar ground master 403.

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