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Allied training flights in Estonian airspace to continue
22.08.2018|Ministry of Defence

Allied training flights in Estonian airspace to continue

Starting on 27 August, Minister of Defence Jüri Luik has decided to restore access to training areas in Estonian airspace for allied training flights. ‘In order to ensure Estonia’s security, full scale NATO air policing missions must be carried out in our airspace, including various air policing...
Ministry of Defence launches defence innovation competition for future weapon-systems
22.08.2018|Ministry of Defence

Ministry of Defence launches Defence Innovation Competition for future weapon-systems

The Defence Innovation Competition for Estonian enterprises – for the development of innovative and high export potential weapons systems, ammunition and munitions or associated products – has begun. At the beginning of July this year the Estonian Parliament passed the amendment to the Weapons Act...
Kristjan Prikk assumed office as the Permanent Secretary of the Estonian Ministry of Defence
17.08.2018|Ministry of Defence

Kristjan Prikk assumed office as the Permanent Secretary of the Estonian Ministry of Defence

Today, Kristjan Prikk, current Undersecretary for Defence Policy, was named the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Defence of The Republic of Estonia. Kristjan Prikk has worked previously at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, led the International Co-operation Department within the Ministry of...
Permanent Undersecretary of the Ministry of Defence Jonatan Vseviov received the Order of Merit of the Ministry of Defence, First Class
17.08.2018|Ministry of Defence

Permanent Undersecretary of the Ministry of Defence Jonatan Vseviov received the Order of Merit of the Ministry of Defence, First Class

With the Directive of the Minister of Defence, Permanent Undersecretary of the Ministry of Defence Jonatan Vseviov received the Order of Merit of the Ministry of Defence, First Class, for exceptional merit in the national defence activity of the Republic of Estonia, building up and securing...
09.08.2018|Ministry of Defence

Ministry of Defence to review regulations governing safety during military aircraft exercises

The Estonian Ministry of Defence, in cooperation with the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications, is creating a joint working group to assess the regulations and procedures governing safety during military aircraft exercises. In light of the circumstances of the recent incident with the...
Jüri Luik talks to Spanish Minister of Defence on air incident
08.08.2018|Ministry of Defence

Jüri Luik talks to Spanish Minister of Defence on air incident

Minister of Defence, Jüri Luik today talked to Spanish Minister of Defence, Margarita Robles Fernández on the incident with the Spanish Eurofighter aircraft, which accidentally fired an air-to-air missile in the Estonian airspace during the exercise yesterday. The Spanish Defence Minister...
Jonatan Vseviov awarded Medal of Honorary Recognition by the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Latvia
07.08.2018|Ministry of Defence

Jonatan Vseviov awarded Medal of Honorary Recognition by the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Latvia

Yesterday, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Defence Jonatan Vseviov was awarded a Medal of Honorary Recognition by the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Latvia. Jonatan Vseviov received the highest medal awarded by the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Latvia for his outstanding...
Ministry of Defence invites master’s students to participate in scholarship competition
07.08.2018|Ministry of Defence

Ministry of Defence invites master’s students to participate in scholarship competition

With the goal of involving future potential young researchers in defence related research, the Ministry of Defence is organising a Master’s thesis competition with which it will award eight scholarships in the amount of EUR 4250. Participants in the scholarship competition may choose from among 16...
Joint cyber defence exercise carried out by Defence agencies from Estonia and the United States
03.08.2018|Ministry of Defence

Joint cyber defence exercise carried out by Defence agencies from Estonia and the United States

This week, at the Defence Forces Cyber Command, in Tallinn, Cyber defence related agencies from the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Estonia and the United States Department of Defense carried out a two day cyber defence training exercise, Cyber Fog, the objective of which was to practice...
Estonia looking to develop unmanned land systems within the framework of European defence cooperation
02.08.2018|Ministry of Defence

Estonia looking to develop unmanned land systems within the framework of European defence cooperation

Estonia, together with the ministries of defence of Finland and Latvia, is planning to develop unmanned land systems within the framework of the European Union’s Permanent Structured Cooperation. Germany, France and Belgium have also expressed interest in joining the project. ‘The same...

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