Commander of Estonian Defence Forces, Major General Riho Terras said after meeting with the Commanding Officers of the Netherlands' naval squadron, that training with antiballistic missile armed vessels is one of the most important developments for naval exercises conducted in Estonian waters and demonstrates that our Allies are prepared to bring ships here that can significantly augment Estonia’s air defence.

"Air defence is an area where we need support from our allies and we need to make such exercises by these types of forces to become more frequent," Terras said.

Terras stressed that it was imperative that crews of allied vessels with different capabilities understand and know how to manoeuvre in our waters.

"Well trained allied forces ensure quick response if the need arises," Terras added.