Recently, the Estonian Ministry of Defense announced that it has acquired a new batch of Blue Spear sea-to-sea missiles from the Israeli state defense concern Aviation Industry. These fifth generation missiles, with a range of 200 kilometers, are part of the Gabriel anti-ship missile system and come with two guidance systems and electronic warfare capabilities.
This marks the third country whose fleet has received these new missiles, following Israel and Finland. Both Israel and Finland control the exit from the Gulf of Finland, where the new missiles will be deployed. Additionally, Singapore’s Navy Formidable class frigates are also set to be equipped with these missiles.
The acquisition of these advanced missiles is a significant step forward for Estonia’s naval capabilities and enhances its ability to defend its waters against potential threats. The use of such advanced technology is becoming increasingly common in modern naval warfare, as countries seek to maintain their strategic advantage in the face of evolving threats.