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Heavy military equipment of the First Brigade of the First Cavalry Division of the US Army will arrive at Estonian town Tapa early Saturday morning, General Staff of the Estonian Defence Forces reported Friday.

TALLINN, October 4 (RIA Novosti) - Heavy military equipment of the First Brigade of the First Cavalry Division of the US Army will arrive at Estonian town Tapa early Saturday morning, General Staff of the Estonian Defence Forces reported Friday.

Stryker armoured vehicles and Bradley infantry fighting vehicles, along with necessary command and support vehicles, will arrive in Tapa. The US Army's armored infantry company, which includes M-1 Abrams main battle tanks, infantry combat vehicles and armored vehicles, will take part in three-month training in Estonia.

Three Stryker 18 ton wheeled armoured transport vehicles, as well as associated support vehicles, were delivered to the Estonian town earlier in September.

The Baltic states and Poland are to receive four squadrons with a total of 600 servicemen of the First Brigade of the First Cavalry Division of the US Army. They will replace the paratroopers of 173d Airborne Brigade currently at the site.

In April, Washington sent four paratrooper companies to Poland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania to support its NATO allies amid the crisis in Ukraine. More than 150 troops are stationed in Estonia without heavy armament, conducting military training for local troops.

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