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Minister of Defence Jüri Luik and NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe General Tod D. Wolters at the Baltic Defence College, in Tartu
07.07.2020|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence Luik speaks with NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe

Tuesday, Minister of Defence Jüri Luik had a video call with NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe General Tod D. Wolters about NATO’s defence and deterrence posture. Minister Luik emphasised that the security situation in our region has not improved, an example of which is the adoption of a new...
Estonia sending 2400 pistols to support the Ukrainian state
07.07.2020|Ministry of Defence

Estonia sending 2400 pistols to support the Ukrainian state

Today, the Ministry of Defence sent a shipment of 2400 Makarov pistols from Estonia to Ukraine, in order to support the strengthening of Ukraine’s independent defence capabilities. According to Minister of Defence Jüri Luik, Estonia firmly and steadfastly supports Ukraine – the country’s...
NATO's head of intelligence and security visited Estonia
05.07.2020|Ministry of Defence

NATO's head of intelligence and security visited Estonia

Last week NATO's assistant secretary general for intelligence and security, David Cattler, visited Estonia. On Friday he met with the Defense Ministry's permanent secretary Kristjan Prikk, with whom he primarily discussed security threats stemming from Russia. The aim of the few day visit was to...
New infrastructure for hosting Allied units completed in Estonia
30.06.2020|Ministry of Defence

New infrastructure for hosting Allied units completed in Estonia

Today, at the Tapa Military base the Reception, Staging and Onward Movement (RSOM) area was opened, along with a road suitable for heavy machinery. The new infrastructure creates a base for Allied units to participate in short-term exercises or relocations, and enhances both Estonia’s independent...
Estonia and Switzerland signed a military defence cooperation agreement
19.06.2020|Ministry of Defence

Estonia and Switzerland signed a military defence cooperation agreement

Minister of Defence Jüri Luik signed an agreement with the Secretary General of the Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sports (DDPS) of the Swiss Confederation, with which a legal basis will be established for bilateral co-operation in the field of military training....
Minister of Defence Luik at EU defence ministers meeting: ‘The European Union gave a strong boost to the development of the European defence industry’
17.06.2020|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence Luik at EU defence ministers meeting: ‘The European Union gave a strong boost to the development of the European defence industry’

Yesterday, during the EU Defence ministers video meeting, the EU commission presented a listed of projects which will receive funding from the European Defence Funds pilot programme.  Out of which 4 Estonian companies will receive a total of 10 million euros from the European budget. In...
Kusti Salm, Director of the Centre for Defence Investments, said that the European Union’s investment in the Estonian defence industry can be considered monumental.
16.06.2020|Ministry of Defence

Estonian projects won more than EUR 10 million from the European Defence Fund

Estonian Centre for Defence Investment Press Release Estonian projects won more than EUR 10 million from the European Defence Fund Four Estonian defence companies – Milrem Robotics, Cybernetica, GT Cyber Technologies, DefSecIntel Solutions – received defence related research and development...
Minister of Defence participated in a UN Security Council discussion on Mali
12.06.2020|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence participated in a UN Security Council discussion on Mali

Yesterday, Estonian Minister of Defence Jüri Luik participated via video-link in a high-level UN Security Council meeting on the UN peacekeeping mission MINUSMA, in Mali. During the discussion led by France, current holder of the Presidency of the Security Council, Secretary-General Antonio...
Defence Forces vehicle fleet will grow with 40 new Volvo container trucks
12.06.2020|Ministry of Defence

Defence Forces vehicle fleet will grow with 40 new Volvo container trucks

Defence Forces vehicle fleet will grow with 40 new Volvo container trucks The Centre for Defence Investment is purchasing new universal Volvo FMX container trucks which are cost-effective and will increase Estonian defence capabilities. The vehicles are manufactured in Sweden, but all accessories...
Government confirms Marran to continue as Director General of the Estonian Foreign Intelligence Service.
11.06.2020|Ministry of Defence

Government confirms Marran to continue as Director General of the Estonian Foreign Intelligence Service

On the proposal of Minister of Defence Jüri Luik and the Security Authorities Surveillance Select Committee of the Riigikogu, the government approved the continuation of Mikk Marran as Director General of the Estonian Foreign Intelligence Service for the next five years. According to Minister of...

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