While in Estonia, von Sandrart visited MNC NE's subordinate formations. He appreciated the opportunity to speak with the personnel of NATO Force Integration Unit Estonia (NFIU EST) helmed by COL Mart Vendla of the Estonian Army.
LTG von Sandrart spoke highly of their exemplary work and commitment to regional security. "NATO Force Integration Unit Estonia is MNC NE's force multiplier, enabling our Allies to focus on their core missions when deployed to Estonia. Your competence and sterling work across Estonia are a testament to the successful advancement of regional stability," the Corps Commander stated.
Activated in 2015, NFIU EST is part of NATO's permanent presence in the Baltic region. Its main mission has been focused on facilitating the rapid deployment of Allied forces to Estonia, supporting collective defence planning and assisting in training and exercise coordination. At the same time, NFIU EST acts as the main link between the host nation and all Allied troops, whether as part of NATO or other defence arrangements.