US military completes USD 11.2 million face-lift in Estonia

Tapa: The United States military has completed investments worth USD 11.2 million to upgrade an Estonian NATO army base as a part of a US commitment to the alliance’s eastern flank, which faces increasing tensions with Russia.

Major Gen John Gronski said Thursday the face-lifts at the Tapa army base symbolized the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation’s “strength and resolve” in the Baltics.

Updated amenities include new sniper and machine gun ranges, maintenance facilities and a train loading area.

Located 80 kilometers southeast of the Estonian capital of Tallinn, the base recently has hosted American military units for training exercises.

Next year it will become the main base for 800 British infantry and 300 French troops.