Chief of NATO's transformation command visits Estonia

  • 2021-02-14
  • BNS/TBT Staff

TALLINN – Gen. Andre Lanata, chief of Allied Command Transformation (ACT), visited Estonia this week to familiarize himself with the region's security situation and get an overview of the activities of the allied units stationed in Estonia.  

Lanata said that NATO's military strength is a synergy that arises from our common efforts to ensure and strengthen interoperability. He also said that the Estonian defense forces express their contribution to the alliance's effectiveness and strength through commitment in operations and training of national armed forces.

During a meeting with the commander of the Estonian defense forces, Maj. Gen. Martin Herem, Lanata received an overview of the region's security situation and the activities of the Estonian defense forces. In addition, the general met in the course of the visit with President Kersti Kaljulaid, Prime Minister Kaja Kallas, Minister of Defense Kalle Laanet and members of the Riigikogu national defense committee.

Lanata also looked at the activities of the allied battlegroup stationed in Estonia, the NATO Force Integration Unit and the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defense Center of Excellence in Tallinn. 

ACT is one of two strategic commands at the head of NATO's military command structure. The other is Allied Command Operations (ACO), which is responsible for the planning and execution of all NATO military operations.

ACT leads the military adaptation of the alliance, coordinating national efforts to ensure coherence and assure interoperability, ensuring that NATO has the right military instrument of power to help guarantee the freedom and security of its members. It improves the readiness and credibility of NATO's posture and helps the NATO command structure to efficiently command, control and support current and future military operations.