Estonia - NATO Enhanced Forward Presence (eFP)
Denmark participates in NATO's advanced presence in the Baltic countries and Poland. The mission helps to show the solidarity of the alliance with countries that feel vulnerable. The Danish contribution is approx. 220 soldiers.
Danish soldiers training in urban environment in Estonia back in 2020. Photo: Press officer in the eFP / Armed Forces.
NATO's Enhanced Forward Presence (eFP) in the Baltic States and Poland demonstrate NATO's readiness to protect NATO territory and peoples. The presence emphasizes alliance solidarity with, among others, the Baltic countries. NATO's presence in the eastern part of the alliance strengthens security in the region and thus also in Denmark.
From March 2022, Denmark has deployed around 220 soldiers to the advanced presence in Estonia.
The Danish contribution consists of a mechanized infantry company with an observation section, a heavy mortar division, a logistics detachment, a military police contribution, as well as a staff contribution that includes functions in the 1.st multinational Estonian brigade and in the British battalion battle group. In addition, Danish staff officers are part of the British eFP headquarters in Tallinn, Estonia.
The Danish soldiers are based in Tapa, which is located approx. 70 km east of the capital Tallinn. While in Estonia, the soldiers train with British and Estonian units as well as with soldiers from other NATO countries.
200 Danish soldiers were deployed to Estonia as part of NATO's multinational force of about 4,000 soldiers in Poland and the Baltic countries in 2018 and 2020 as well.
Since the spring of 2017, the Armed Forces has deployed staff officers to British and Estonian headquarters as part of Enhanced Forward Presence.
Period of timeFra 2015