The Netherlands sells infantry vehicles to Estonia
The Netherlands has sold 44 CV90 infantry fighting vehicles to Estonia. Minister Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert and her Estonian colleague Sven Mikser signed the contract in The Hague recently. Defence is selling part of its CV90 vehicles in the wake of a downsizing outlined in the 2013 White Paper “In the interest of the Netherlands.” The Army decided that 13 Mechanised Brigade in Oirschot would convert to motorised brigade, for which its CV90s became redundant. The unit will replace the CV90 with [Thales Australia] Bushmaster protected vehicles. The Dutch army still holds about 132 CV90s.
The sale to Estonia also includes two bridge-layers, two recovery and two combat engineer tank variants of the Leopard 1 tank. Training, documentation, tools and spare parts are also part of the agreement.