Deployments

Baltics

Enhanced Forward Presence (eFP)

The 2016 NATO Summit in Warsaw set the conditions for the establishment of an enhanced Forward Presence (EFP) in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland to strengthen Euro-Atlantic security.

Enhanced Forward Presence

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Enhanced Forward Presence

Operation CABRIT is the name of the UK operational deployment to Estonia where British troops are leading a multinational battlegroup as part of the EFP.

UK Armed Forces have a leading role in NATO’s Enhanced Forward Presence (EFP) in the Baltic States in order to enhance Euro-Atlantic security, reassure our Allies and deter out adversaries. 

The EFP in the Baltic States is a deployment of robust, multinational, combat-ready forces to Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland, on a persistent, rotational basis.

About 900 British personnel will rotate on a continuous basis alongside Danish, French, and host nation Estonian forces, with 1 YORKS currently providing the bulk of the combat capable infantry force.

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Light Cavalry Squadron

A Light Cavalry Squadron, of approximately 150 personnel, deployed to Poland, and is under the command of 2 US Cavalry Regiment. Additional units include elements from Royal Military Police, Intelligence Corps, Royal Signals and Royal Electrical Mechanical Engineers. EFP is just one aspect of a wide range of UK support to NATO.

Challenger 2 Tank

331 Challenger 2 main battle tanks currently in active service

Combat vehicles

Warrior

388 Warrior infantry fighting vehicles currently in active service

Combat vehicles

Jackal 2

Rapid Jackal 2 is a high mobility weapons platform, with a unique air-bag suspension system allowing rapid movement across varying terrain

Reconnaissance vehicles