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Belgian unit handed over to the French
16.05.2019|Ministry of Defence

Belgian unit handed over to the French

Today, at Tapa, the Belgian Army company serving within the composition of the NATO battle group handed over its authorisations to the French Army unit that arrived in Estonia last month. Minister of Defence Jüri Luik thanked the Belgians for their excellent service and welcomed the French on...
08.05.2019|Ministry of Defence

Victims of the World War II were remembered at Charles’ Church

Victims of the World War II and the victims of repressions and crimes committed by occupation forces were remembered in Charles’ Church today in Tallinn. Speaking at the ceremony, Minister of Defence Jüri Luik said that the frameworks regulating the coexistence of nations today are built upon the...
Permanent Secretary Prikk: Early warning is of vital importance to Estonia
26.04.2019|Ministry of Defence

Permanent Secretary Prikk: Early warning is of vital importance to Estonia

Today, in order to protect the overriding public interest, which is the ensuring of national security, the Ministry of Defence contacted the Police and Border Guard Board (PBGB) with a request to enforce a prohibition on stay in the Aidu Wind Park, until the threat at the object can be addressed....
11 statements regarding the Aidu Wind Farm which require correcting
25.04.2019|Ministry of Defence

11 statements regarding the Aidu Wind Farm which require correcting

Explanations by the Ministry of Defence to Aivar Kokk and Oleg and Andres Sõnajalg regarding the statements of 25 April 2019 concerning the development of Aidu Wind Farm. Aivar Kokk published the opinion piece, entitled „Kas riik reageeris Aidu tuulepargi saagas üle?“ in Eesti Päevaleht. 1....
Permanent Under Secretary Prikk: Veterans day message must resound across Estonia
24.04.2019|Ministry of Defence

Permanent Under Secretary Prikk: Veterans day message must resound across Estonia

Today, during his Veterans Day memorial service speech in Tori Church, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Defence Kristjan Prikk called on people, in their thoughts as well as their deeds, to support the men and women who have had to stand with a weapon in hand in defence of the freedom of our...
Industry demonstrates electronic warfare in live combat environment
10.04.2019|Ministry of Defence

Industry demonstrates electronic warfare in live combat environment

A three day electronic warfare defence industry exhibition event is taking place at the Tartu Airport, where nearly 30 international and Estonian companies are demonstrating their products in a live electronic combat environment. According to Kusti Salm, Head of the Defence Investments Department...
Ministry of Defence announces intention to develop the Soodla training grounds
09.04.2019|Ministry of Defence

Ministry of Defence announces intention to develop the Soodla training grounds

The Ministry of Defence began the process of notifying owners of registered immovables located on or in close proximity to the Defence Force’s Soodla training grounds about the plan to begin national designated spatial planning and the strategic environmental assessment to be carried out within the...
 Estonian Ministry of Defence launches Cyber Security Training Centre
08.04.2019|Ministry of Defence

Estonian Ministry of Defence launches Cyber Security Training Centre

Today, Cyber Security Exercises and Training Centre CR14 started its operations in Estonia.  The Centre will operate under the Ministry of Defence and serve the needs of the Estonian Defence Forces and NATO´s Cyber Range as well as Allies and Partners. At the opening of the Cyber Security...
08.04.2019|Ministry of Defence

Permanent Secretary Prikk in Warsaw: Defence cooperation between countries in NATO’s eastern wing deepens

On 4-5 April, a meeting of Defence Ministers from NATO’s eastern wing, or B9 countries, took place, in Warsaw, hosted by Polish President Andrzej Duda and Polish Minister of Defence Mariusz Blaszczak. ‘Estonia and the other countries located on NATO's eastern wing are all in agreement that there...
King of Belgian´s meets with troops serving at Tapa
02.04.2019|Ministry of Defence

King of Belgians meets with troops serving at Tapa

Tuesday, Philippe, the King of the Belgians visited troops serving with the NATO Battle Group at Tapa to thank them for their service and to receive an overview of the units’ activities in Estonia. The King was accompanied on his visit to Tapa by Minister of Foreign Affairs and Defence Didier...

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