The Estonian Ministry of Defense has announced the acquisition of Blue Spear sea-to-sea missiles made by Israeli state defense concern Aviation Industry. This marks a significant milestone for the navy, as it enhances its defense capabilities and strengthens its partnership with Israel.
The Blue Spear missiles are the fifth generation of Gabriel anti-ship missiles and have a range of 200 kilometers, two guidance systems, and electronic warfare capabilities. This development represents a significant upgrade in the navy’s maritime capabilities, enabling it to deter and respond to threats more effectively.
The addition of these advanced missiles to Estonia’s arsenal contributes to international defense efforts and strengthens security in the Baltic Sea region. The Singapore Navy’s Formidable class frigates will be equipped with Blue Spear missiles, further enhancing their maritime capabilities.
Estonia has become the third country to receive these new missiles after Israel and Finland. The Estonian Ministry of Defense has emphasized the importance of international cooperation in acquiring advanced defense capabilities, highlighting the value of collaboration with like-minded countries to address shared security challenges.