04.12.2023|Ministry of Defence

European Defence Fund 2023 call for proposals led to highest ever number of applications in Estonia and Europe

The 2023 call for proposals for the European Defence Fund closed in November. From Estonia, applications were submitted by 17 defence industry companies or research institutions that are planning to participate in 20 international consortia. This is the highest number of applications so far. “It...
Eesti mereväe, õhuväe ja ühendeskpeditsiooniväe koostööharjutus.
29.11.2023|Ministry of Defence

Joint Expeditionary Force deploys ships to the Baltic Sea, North Sea, and Danish straits

At a meeting of Joint Expeditionary Force (JEF) defence ministers yesterday, the decision was made to activate the Joint Response Option (JRO), under which participating countries will deploy part of their military capabilities to the Baltic Sea, the North Sea, and the Danish straits in early...
Kaitseminister Hanno Pevkur Halifaxi rahvusvahelisel julgeolekufoorumil paneeldiskussioonis.
20.11.2023|Ministry of Defence

Pevkur in Canada: various crises cannot overshadow Russia’s barbaric war crimes

On 17 and 18 November, Minister of Defence Hanno Pevkur participated at the Halifax International Security Forum in Canada, where he appeared as a speaker on two panel discussions and, together with Commander of the Estonian Defence Forces Martin Herem, met on the sidelines with Minister of...
EL kaitseministrite kohtumine (14.11.2023)
16.11.2023|Ministry of Defence

Pevkur in Brussels: we need decisions, not a discussion on the need for decisions

Today in Brussels at the defence configuration of the Foreign Affairs Council, defence ministers discussed critical infrastructure resilience, defence industry financing, and support to Ukraine. “Today we are in a situation, where we need to make real decisions, not discuss the need for making...
16.11.2023|Ministry of Defence

Top US intelligence official visited Estonia

This week, the US Department of Defence Under Secretary for Defence for Intelligence & Security, Ronald S. Moultrie visited Estonia to discuss regional security, global challenges and security cooperation. Hon. Ronald S. Moultrie met with Estonian Ministry of Defence Permanent Secretary Kusti...
08.11.2023|Ministry of Defence

Pevkur at meeting with new Latvian Minister of Defence: Baltic defence cooperation will deepen

Today in Tallinn, the Estonian Minister of Defence Hanno Pevkur met with the new Latvian Minister of Defence Andris Sprūds to discuss regional security and bilateral defence cooperation. „Over the past two years, Estonia and Latvia have been strong supporters for Ukraine in their fight against the...
The Government of the Republic of Estonia decided to declare a defence readiness exercise Okas 23-3 (Quill).
08.11.2023|Ministry of Defence

The Government of the Republic of Estonia approved a defence readiness exercise Okas

The Government of the Republic of Estonia decided to declare a defence readiness exercise Okas 23-3 (Quill), with up to 220 members of the 911th Air Base Defence Unit ordered to participate the snap exercise (SNAPEX). Exercise Okas is of a defensive manner, aimed at practicing national defence...
02.11.2023|Ministry of Defence

Pevkur to Israeli Minister of Defence: Estonia will send humanitarian and medical aid to the region

This morning, the Estonian Minister of Defence Hanno Pevkur spoke with his Israeli colleague Yoav Gallant about the situation in the Gaza Strip and the Estonian proposal to send medical and humanitarian aid to the region, in the sum of a quarter million euros. Minister of Defence Pevkur extended...
19.10.2023|Ministry of Defence

Estonian Minister of Defence: With their presence at sea, the Allies show their vigilance and readiness

The NATO decision to increase patrols on the Baltic Sea and in the regional air space shows that the Allies are vigilant and ready for action, if needed, said Minister of Defence Hanno Pevkur. „The decision does not mean that there is an increased military threat. Instead, it shows that relations...
Defence Minister Hanno Pevkur presented mission medals to the soldiers of the American 1st Battalion
17.10.2023|Ministry of Defence

U.S. battalion soldiers serving in Võru were awarded medals

Defence Minister Hanno Pevkur presented mission medals to the soldiers of the American 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment at a ceremony held at the Taara military base in Võru. Pevkur stated that the presence of American units in Estonia, alongside other NATO Allies, is a clear sign of our...