UK Deploys 5 Helicopters to Counter “Very Credible Threat” From Russia

It's a threat so "credible" it can be deterred by 5 helicopters

The Slavo-Mongol hordes are preparing to overrun Europe but Gavin Williamson will put that to an end with 5 helicopters

Contributing to NATO’s latest increased presence in the Baltic states, five Boeing AH-64 Apache attack helicopters of the British Royal Force were recently deployed to the Amari Air Base in Estonia, reported the Irish Examiner. The AH-64s are expected to participate in upcoming NATO military exercises and provide defense coverage for a military base near Tapa in Estonia, a city located near the Russian border.

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson told reporters that the AH-64s will form a crucial element of NATO’s Enhanced Forward Presence (EFP), which forward deploys defenses and deterrence in Eastern Europe near the Russian border.

Williamson said: “It’s a very credible threat that we see from Russia and part of the reason that we’re deploying five Apache attack helicopters is making sure that we’re constantly adapting to a changing situation, but this is about deterrents.”

“This is about NATO nations standing together in unity as one and you see Great Britain playing the largest role in enhanced forward presence with the largest number of service personnel deployed.

The enhancement of that deployment with the Apache attack helicopters is really vital and very, very important and it’s been very warmly welcomed by so many nations.”

The Apaches are supported by Estonia’s AgustaWestland AW159 Wildcat reconnaissance helicopters.

The Irish Times said more than 100 U.K. military personnel have been deployed to the Baltics as part of the new operation, taking the total there to 1,000 troops.

Source: Zero Hedge

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Mikhail Garchenko
Mikhail Garchenko
3 months ago

…OMG…
It´s a Peter Seller´s comic movie, isn´t..? 😛
Idiots.

Ian
Ian
3 months ago

Perhaps Mr. Bean and teddy bears?

Mikhail Garchenko
Mikhail Garchenko
3 months ago
Reply to  Ian

…Ha ha ha..! Good point, Ian..!

skinner15
skinner15
3 months ago

How can the Baltic people feel threatened by Russia, when most of them live abroad?
There must be some reason for the de-population of the area, maybe it’s just a bog that no one wants to live in.

Handy for baiting Russia though.

Michael Droy
Michael Droy
3 months ago
Reply to  skinner15

Good point, but those few that remain are very threatened by Russia.
Just as soon as the US does something stupid in Venezuela or Syria or Ukraine, the very first targets are going to be the Nato Troops in the Balts.
They’d be much much safer without them.

John C Carleton
John C Carleton
3 months ago

“Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson”?
looks like he is still a pledge in prep school for war criminals.

Maybe i am just getting old!

Marvin Joel Zavala López
Marvin Joel Zavala López
3 months ago

Sure those five coppters can stop a whole Army on its tracks!!!

Joseph Tabone
Joseph Tabone
3 months ago

If they lose one, cannot be replaced, no money for the army and navy !

JustPassingThrough
JustPassingThrough
3 months ago

is this wanker old enough to change his own diaper?

CHUCKMAN
3 months ago

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has demonstrated himself to be one of the most ridiculous political figures in Europe. Over and over.

Almost every time he speaks, he farts, loudly.

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