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Estonia, US strengthen partnership in cyber domain with joint operation
03.12.2020|Ministry of Defence

Hunt Forward: Estonia, US strengthen partnership in cyber domain with joint operation

Estonian and U.S. cyber commands jointly conducted a defensive cyber-operation on Estonian Defence Forces’ networks from September 23 to November 6. The operation, designed to counter malicious cyber actors, strengthened the cyber defense capability of both nation’s critical assets. “Combined...
Defence Minister Jüri Luik met with US Air force Special Forces.
27.11.2020|Ministry of Defence

Defence Minister Luik met with US Air force Special Forces

This afternoon Defence Minister Jüri Luik met with US Air force Special Forces stationed in Estonia to discuss opportunities to intensify cooperation and received an overview of their activities and aircraft. „I am glad to see the long-term and close cooperation between Estonian and US...
The United Kingdom contributes with a battalion to the NATO battlegroup located in Tapa.
26.11.2020|Ministry of Defence

Defence Ministers Luik and Wallace stress the importance of investments into defence

Estonian Defence Minister Jüri Luik held a phone call with the United Kingdom’s Defence Minister Ben Wallace discussing developments in the defence domain and the UK’s commitment to the NATO battlegroup in Estonia. The situation in Belarus and security threats in the wider region were also...
MoD calls on Estonian companies to develop new products
18.11.2020|Ministry of Defence

MoD calls on Estonian companies to develop new products

The Ministry of Defence of Estonia is allocating more than EUR 500,000 for the development of innovative products with high export potential through its competition for defence industry development projects. There is no set theme for the 2021 competition for development projects, although smart...
Minister of Defence Luik noted that Estonian men and women have served and continue to serve in areas with a very complicated security situation, and have been successful in their endeavours.
11.11.2020|Ministry of Defence

DefMin Luik thanked Estonian soldiers by awarding mission medals

Estonian Minister of Defence Jüri Luik presented medals to Estonian servicemen who had participated in missions, and emphasised that their selfless service is valued highly by both ourselves and our Allies. Minister of Defence Luik noted that Estonian men and women have served and continue to...
Minister of Defence Luik concluded the 42nd Higher National Defence Courses
19.10.2020|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence Luik concluded the 42nd Higher National Defence Courses

Minister of Defence Jüri Luik concluded the 42nd Higher National Defence Courses with a speech and presented graduation certificates, emphasizing the importance of each graduate in ensuring national defence. In his speech, Minister of Defence Jüri Luik noted that an impressive number of interested...
Defence Minister Luik and the Commanding General of United States Army Europe discussed the deepening of Estonian and US defence cooperation.
01.10.2020|Ministry of Defence

Defence Minister Luik and the Commanding General of United States Army Europe discussed the deepening of Estonian and US defence cooperation

Yesterday at the ABCD Security Conference in Tallinn, Secretary of Defence Luik and Lt. Gen. Christopher G. Cavoli, Commanding General of United States Army Europe, discussed the advancement of defence co-operation between Estonia and the United States, and ways to strengthen the deterrence and...
Minister of Defence of Estonia Jüri Luik. Photo: Marek Metslaid
30.09.2020|Ministry of Defence

Luik: additional funding allows us to continue the development of national defence

Minister of Defence of Estonia Jüri Luik said that the agreements reached in the government this week will allow to continue the development of national defence in a way that, in addition to the existing capabilities, we can develop new ones. ‘It is important for us that our new capabilities are...
Minister of Defence Luik discussed the situation in Mali and Belarus with European allies.
26.09.2020|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence Luik discussed the situation in Mali and Belarus with European allies

On Friday Minister of Defence Jüri Luik took part in the European Intervention Initiative (EI2) meeting where the security situation in Belarus and Mali was discussed. In addition, the ministers discussed transnational defence co-operation in today’s security environment (including COVID conditions...
For the first time, students will be competing in a national defence competition
25.09.2020|Ministry of Defence

For the first time, students will be competing in a national defence competition

The Ministry of Defence and the University of Tartu Youth Academy concluded an agreement to organize the first nationwide national defence competition for upper secondary school and vocational education students, next spring. According to Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Defence Kristjan...

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