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Kaitseminister Hanno Pevkur (vasakul) andmas kaitseministeeriumi välisoperatioonidel teeninu medalit Saksa õhuväelasele
05.07.2024|Ministry of Defence

Mission medals awarded to German Air Force personnel in Estonia

On Wednesday, Estonian Minister of Defence Hanno Pevkur awarded mission medals to the German Air Force personnel who participated in the mission of the Deployable Control and Reporting Centre (DCRC, callsign ’REDHAWK’) at the Estonian Ämari Air Base. "The NATO air policing mission is a crucial...
Shooting practice
04.07.2024|Ministry of Defence

Survey reveals that more than 60% of the Estonian population would be prepared to defend the country

The annual public opinion survey commissioned by the Ministry of Defence shows that the level of support among the Estonian population for armed resistance remains at over 80%, with more than 60% of people prepared to defend the country. “Willingness and motivation are vital to ensuring national...
NATO Diana Estonia team
04.07.2024|Ministry of Defence

NATO DIANA innovation accelerator announces new critical challenges requiring technological solutions

NATO’s Defence Innovation Accelerator or DIANA has unveiled the challenges it will be addressing in its second year of operations and has opened a new round of applications. DIANA aims to find and accelerate the development of dual-use deep technologies across the alliance to respond to critical...
Armed Forces Supporter Award given to 351 employers this year
21.06.2024|Ministry of Defence

Armed Forces Supporter Award given to 351 employers this year

President Alar Karis, Minister of Defense Hanno Pevkur, Commander of the Defense Forces General Martin Herem, and Commander of the Defense League Major General Ilmar Tamm awarded 113 Estonian companies and organizations with the „Armed Forces Supporter“ silver, gold and special award for their...
 Kusti Salm (on the right) and Xavier Chatel.
20.06.2024|Ministry of Defence

Permanent Secretary Salm in Paris: Defence relations between Estonia and France are at an all-time high

Today, meeting in Paris with leaders in the French defence and security sectors, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Defence Kusti Salm noted that relations between Estonia and France in defence matters are at an all-time high. "Our understandings of the threat posed by Russia, the challenges...
Hanno Pevkur.
19.06.2024|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence Pevkur: The first Caesar howitzers will arrive in Estonia this year

Statement by Minister of Defence Hanno Pevkur Today is a historic day marking a new milestone in the bilateral defence cooperation between Estonia and France, significantly enhancing France's footprint in Estonia. Estonia has signed a contract with France for the procurement of 12 Caesar self-...
13.06.2024|Ministry of Defence

Spain to send NASAMS to Estonia and join the IT Coalition

Today, on the sidelines of the NATO defense ministers meeting in Brussels, Minister of Defense Hanno Pevkur met with Spanish Defense Minister Margarita Robles to discuss cooperation as NATO allies and assistance to Ukraine. "I am pleased to announce as a result of today's meeting that Spain will...
11.06.2024|Ministry of Defence

Estonia supports Ukraine with short-range air defence

Estonia is providing Ukraine with Mistral-type short-range air defence missile systems and missiles as military aid. "Ukraine urgently needs air defense to fend off Russia's continued brutal aggression, and it is in Estonia's direct security interest to contribute to this effort along with our...
07.06.2024|Ministry of Defence

Defence Minister of Estonia: in next four years we´ll focus on weapons and ammunition procurement

The Ministry of Defence’s new development plan for 2025-2028 focuses on the procurement of weapons and ammunition. The new development plan envisages spending 5.3 billion euros, at least 1.55 billion of which will be invested in ammunition procurement – about half a billion more than stipulated in...
The Ministry of Defence’s new development plan for 2025-2028 focuses on the procurement of weapons and ammunition.
05.06.2024|Ministry of Defence

Defence Minister of Estonia: in next four years we´ll focus on weapons and ammunition procurement

The Ministry of Defence’s new development plan for 2025-2028 focuses on the procurement of weapons and ammunition. The new development plan envisages spending 5.3 billion euros, at least 1.55 billion of which will be invested in ammunition procurement – about half a billion more than stipulated in...

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