The Estonian Defense Investment Center (ECDI) has announced that Proteus Advanced Systems, a joint venture of Israel Aerospace Industries and ST Engineering Land Systems, has won the tender to provide Estonian defense forces with advanced anti-ship missile systems.
The Blue Spear system allows launch from land platforms with subsonic high speed flight. This project is the most complex in the history of the defense of Estonia and can operate in all weather conditions, at all hours of the day and night, and offers the possibility of hitting targets out of sight at sea.
Estonian Defense Minister Kalle Laanet said: “This weapons system greatly improves our coastal defense and sends a clear message that we are contributing to the regional and collective defense effort. It is one of the most complex and high-tech weapon systems of all time and a huge leap forward for the Estonian defense forces. I am very happy that Estonia has a defense industry capable of participating in such high-tech projects.
IAI is a global leader in aerospace innovation, providing cutting-edge technology in the air, naval, land and space industries for both commercial and defense purposes. ST Engineering is a global engineering group that uses technology and innovation in the aerospace and naval defense fields in Europe, the Middle East, the United States and Asia.