vara bungas: ceru reiz sagaidīt, ko tādu par VAM. Te ir mazliet vairāk par pieklājības frāzēm.
[,,] I have been incredibly impressed by the dedication and professionalism of all members of the DF. The quality and high training levels of your conscript cycle deliver your nation a truly capable force. Each time there is a snap exercise to test mobilization, I have been astounded by the swift reaction, widespread participation and high standards of equipment maintenance. The level of readiness achieved by your reserve forces is phenomenal and something that I will take back, and push for the U.K. to try and emulate.[..]
Colonel Paul Clayton, Commander of the NATO Enhanced Forward Presence, Estonia.
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Credit to all those hard-working officers, who make this possible. Regardless of conscription, achieving this level of readiness is a serious accomplishment on its own. A lot of hard lessons have been learned along the way.
Also, a small update on the budget reduction.
Current plans are following:
*1st brigade will maintain its capabilities and will receive CV90 support vehicles
*2nd brigade will be developed further, but some gaps are going to remain
*procurement of naval mines and naval missiles will go forward
*procurement will be mostly focused on immediately usable weapons and equipment (2nd K9 battalion, ammunition, AT weapons, communication, recconnaissance etc) instead of long term projects
*development of Territorial Defence (active part of Defence League) will continue
*development of Northern Division will continue
Yeah! Estonians acomplishments are significant.
But our Latvian neighboors also not so bad.
Maybe latvians chosen defence model is even better somewhere.
Of course, that is why Estonia pays extra attention to military intelligence and early warning. Mobilization obviously takes time. That is why it is based on different readiness levels. Some large scale exercises have tested staggered mobilization – first the permanent readiness units, then Territorial Defence units, and then reservists.
Each approach has its pros and cons. The biggest issue with Latvian model is lack of reserves, not just for supporting professionals, but also for the National Guard. That is why I think limited conscription could help. Training just one infantry battalion per year could create a sufficiently large pool of reservists.
kick ass is needed as hell.