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Jüri Luik has signed directives appointing Colonel Rauno Sirk as the new Commander of the Estonian Air Force. Photo: Estonian Defence Forces
16.07.2019|Ministry of Defence

Estonia´s Defence Minister appoints new Commanders for Air Force and Special Forces

Minister of Defence of Estonia, Jüri Luik has signed directives appointing Colonel Rauno Sirk as the new Commander of the Estonian Air Force and Lieutenant Colonel Margus Kuul as the new Commander of the Estonian Special Forces. Colonel Rauno Sirk has spent the last three years as the Director of...
Estonian Minister of Defence Jüri Luik met with Gen. David Goldfein, U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff
13.07.2019|Ministry of Defence

Estonian Defence Minister meets U.S. Air Force chief to discuss regional security

Today, Estonian Minister of Defence Jüri Luik met with Gen. David Goldfein, U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff to discuss Baltic Sea regional security, defence cooperation and international security situation. “The U.S. Air Force active participation in Estonian military exercise is important, as the U...
KVÜÕA Kõrgema Sõjakooli lahtiste uste päev 19.10.2018. Foto: Ivika Lehtsalu
09.07.2019|Ministry of Defence

Nearly 400 young women participated in Conscript Service Information Day

In the first half of this year, 390 young women between the ages of 15–27 took part in the information day, the purpose of which was to raise their awareness regarding conscript service and career opportunities in the Defence Forces. According to Minister of Defence Jüri Luik, it was evident from...
Estonia procures new rifles for its Defence Forces
03.07.2019|Ministry of Defence

Estonia procures new rifles for its Defence Forces

Tuesday, July 2. In a ceremony held in Davenport, IA this week the Estonian Centre for Defence Investments and US weapons manufacturer LMT Defense (Lewis Machine and Tool Company) signed a contract to supply the Estonian Defence Forces with the new standard rifle. ‘For our troops, as well as to...
NATO Ministers of Defence continue to reinforce Alliance deterrence and defence posture
27.06.2019|Ministry of Defence

NATO Ministers of Defence continue to reinforce Alliance deterrence and defence posture

According to Estonian Minister of Defence Jüri Luik, who participated in the NATO Defence Ministers´ Meeting in Brussels this week, the Alliance will continue to reinforce its deterrence and defence posture. ‘It is important for Estonia that what was agreed upon by Heads of State at the NATO...
Minister of Defence Luik sets Estonia as an example for military mobility
26.06.2019|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence Luik sets Estonia as an example for military mobility

Minister of Defence Jüri Luik took part yesterday in the meeting of Ministers of Defence of the Northern Group, to discuss steps taken in developing military mobility. According to Minister of Defence Jüri Luik, the development of military mobility in the Baltic region remains a priority for...
Minister of Defence Luik marked the anniversary of the Battle of Cesis, in Latvia
22.06.2019|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence Luik marked the anniversary of the Battle of Cesis, in Latvia

Today, in Latvia – together with our neighbours to the south – Minister of Defence Jüri Luik participated in the dedication of the Skangali Memorial Stone and the Victory Day parade, in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Cesis. According to Minister of Defence Jüri Luik, the...
Permanent Secretary Prikk thanked the commander of the Maryland National Guard for exemplary cooperation
21.06.2019|Ministry of Defence

Permanent Secretary Prikk thanked the commander of the Maryland National Guard for exemplary cooperation

Permanent Secretary of Estonian Ministry of Defence Kristjan Prikk presented the Cross of Merit of the Ministry of Defence, Second Class to Major General Linda L. Singh, of the Maryland National Guard, in recognition of her exemplary contribution to the development of defence cooperation between...
Kantsler Prikk tunnustas missioonil käinud Eesti kaitseväelasi
18.06.2019|Ministry of Defence

Permanent Secretary Prikk recognised Estonian servicemen who have participated in missions

Permanent Secretary Kristjan Prikk from the Ministry of Defence presented medals as thanks to Estonian servicemen who have served in five mission regions as part of six different military operations. According to Permanent Secretary Prikk, Estonia has a firm understanding of why we are present in...
Government named Colonel Riho Ühtegi as Commander of the Defence League
13.06.2019|Ministry of Defence

Government named Colonel Riho Ühtegi as Commander of the Defence League

Today, upon the recommendation of the Minister of Defence and the Commander of the Defence Forces, the Government of the Republic named Colonel Riho Ühtegi as Commander of the Defence League. According to Minister of Defence Jüri Luik, the individual assuming command of the Defence League must...

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