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Defence Minister Luik hosting UK's defence minister in Estonia.
14.12.2020|Ministry of Defence

Defence Minister Luik hosting UK's defence minister in Estonia

Today the Estonian Defence Minister Jüri Luik met with his British counterpart Secretary of State for Defence Ben Wallace who is on a two-day visit to Estonia. The Defence Ministers discussed the UK’s contribution to NATO’s battlegroup in Tapa, cooperation in NATO and other formats and regional...
Undersecretary of the Ministry of Defense Margus Matt hands over computers to the Estonian Union for Child Welfare
12.12.2020|Ministry of Defence

Ministry of Defence donates computers to children for education

Through the Estonian Union for Child Welfare, the Ministry of Defence is providing 88 sets of computers to families in need, which will facilitate school work for children who lack the required devices for distance learning. According to Margus Matt, Undersecretary for Legal and Administrative...
Estonian Navy receives new force protection vessels.
10.12.2020|Ministry of Defence

Estonian Navy receives new force protection vessels

Thursday, Estonian Navy received the two force protection vessels procured this Spring within the framework of the current four-year development plan of Estonian Ministry of Defence. The two boats are built by Baltic Workboats AS, a company located in the island of Saaremaa, Estonia. "I am...
Estonia will send up to 175 troops to military operations next year.
09.12.2020|Ministry of Defence

Estonia will send up to 175 troops to military operations next year

This week, the Ministry of Defence’s proposal passed its second reading in Riigikogu, which approved plans for Estonia to participate in international military operations next year, with up to 175 servicemen on international military operations and nearly 300 servicemen in readiness units. Estonia...
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...

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