Bound by a Defence Agreement since 2012, France and Estonia have a dense bilateral military relation. The engagement of French units in NATO missions in Estonia, within the Enhanced Forward Presence (eFP) and Enhanced Air Policing (eAP), have strengthened interoperability between the French and Estonian forces. It enables French and Estonian soldiers to work together for the defense and the security of the Alliance.
French paratroopers boarded the Air and Space Force A400M in Crete and airdropped into a zone secured by Estonian Defence Forces' platoon to conduct combined drills on June 22, 2022. En route the French Mirage 2000-5 fighters from NATOA's enhanced Air Policing at Ämari intercepted and escorted the transport aircraft. Photos courtesy French Armed Forces.