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Estonia says buying high-precision missile launchers ‘makes Russia nervous’ – Newsroom

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Speaking to local media, Kalle Laanet commented last Friday on the US Department of Defense Security Cooperation Agency’s (DSCA) approval of the sale to Estonia of six systems called “High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems” (HIMARS) and a range of sophisticated munitions totaling $500 million (about 495.6 million euros).

HIMARS platforms have been sent to Ukraine in recent weeks, and the system is credited with destroying several Russian munitions depots with precision-guided attacks.

Planned deliveries of HIMARS systems to Estonia include 160 six-missile payloads, some of which have a range of up to 200 kilometers, and high-precision radars, according to a DSCA statement.

According to Estonian press reports, representatives of the Estonian Ministry of Defense expect the delivery and full installation of HIMARS to be completed within a maximum of two years.

HIMARS are manufactured by the American defense company Lockheed Martin.

According to DSCA, the company and the US government will each send 15 specialists to oversee the delivery, training and installation of the system in Estonia.

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After the plane thaw found two corpses in the Swiss Alps

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After the discovery of the wreckage, two bodies were found in the melting ice of the Swiss Alps. Snowless winters and hot July temperatures are slowly revealing the secrets hidden in the Alps.

Two French climbers discovered the bodies on Wednesday while climbing the Chesgen glacier in Valais.

The bones were brought by helicopter for examination. Police say the DNA identification process “may take several days.”

The discovery happened next to a trail that hadn’t been used in over a decade, said Dario Andenmatten, director of the mountain hut in Britain, where many climbers start their ascents in the region.

French climbers were guided by an old map, which led to the discovery. One of the climbers claims that one of the bodies found was wearing “clothing from the 80s.” According to the report, the body was mummified and slightly damaged, “but nearly intact.”

Investigators estimate the death occurred “around the 1970s or 1980s.”

A week ago, a body was found next to the Stockey glacier, near the resort of Zermatt, on Monte Cervino, the most famous mountain in the Alps.

Police in the Alps maintain a list of some 300 people who have gone missing since 1925, one of which is billionaire supermarket chain owner Karl-Erivan Haub who disappeared in 2018.

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After a relatively snowless winter, the Swiss Alps have already experienced two heatwaves in the summer. In July, authorities advised climbers not to climb the Matterhorn due to abnormally high temperatures, which reached almost 30 degrees Celsius in Zermatt.

During the July heat wave, the height at which the water froze was a record 5184 meters compared to the normal summer level of 3000 to 3500 meters.

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