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Baltic Defence Ministers. Photo: Ministry of National Defence of Lithuania
29.07.2021|Ministry of Defence

Baltic Defence Ministers: What is happening in Lithuania is a hybrid attack by the Lukashenka regime

The Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian Ministers of Defence – Kalle Laanet, Artis Pabriks, and Arvydas Anušauskas – held a video meeting to discuss possible steps to strengthen security in the region in relation to the hybrid operation against Lithuania. ‘Lithuania is under hybrid attack, with the...
 Lieutenant General John S. Kolasheski, Commanding General V Corps U.S. Army, and Defence Minister Kalle Laanet.
29.07.2021|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence Laanet: U.S. Army V Corps plays a key role in commanding ground forces in Europe

Lieutenant General John S. Kolasheski, Commanding General V Corps U.S. Army, was in Estonia for a two-day visit to meet with Defence Minister Kalle Laanet, Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Defence Kusti Salm, and Deputy Commander of the Defence Forces Major General Veiko-Vello Palm. At the...
24.07.2021|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence of Estonia: developments in Lithuania a hybrid attack, our duty to support

Friday, Minister of Defence of Estonia Kalle Laanet had a telephone call with Lithuania´s Minister of Interior Agnė Bilotaitė to discuss the situation on the Lithuania-Belarus border and opportunities to support Lithuania in the current crisis. Ministers acknowledged that the situation is by no...
Jurgo Preden and Andri Rebane. Photo: Liis Reiman
23.07.2021|Ministry of Defence

Nokia’s 5G standalone Network to enhance Estonian Cyber Range capability

As part of the Estonian Ministry of Defence initiated cyber defence project Estonian company Thinnect OÜ has selected Nokia Digital Automation Cloud 5G standalone solution to enhance Estonian Cyber Range capability on threats related to emerging technologies. Andri Rebane, Director of Cyber Policy...
Estonian and German defence industry companies are developing world-class technologies
20.07.2021|Ministry of Defence

Laanet: Estonian and German defence industry companies are developing world-class technologies

During his two-day visit to Germany, Minister of Defence Kalle Laanet visited local defence industry companies Rheinmetall and Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW), and met with Jean Delbecq, Airbus VP Europe. ‘Estonian defence industry companies currently find themselves in a rapid phase of development...
Minister of Defence Kalle Laanet met with German Minister of Defence Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer. Photo: Bundeswehr/Sebastian Wilke
20.07.2021|Ministry of Defence

New milestones for defence-related cooperation between Germany and Estonia

Minister of Defence Kalle Laanet is on a two-day working visit to Germany, where he met with German Minister of Defence Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, with whom good bilateral relations were confirmed and it was found that Estonia and Germany share similar views on defence and security policy....
Estonia joined the NATO Multinational Ammunition Warehousing Initiative.
16.07.2021|Ministry of Defence

Estonia joined the NATO Multinational Ammunition Warehousing Initiative

Estonia and seven other NATO Member Countries have signed the Multinational Ammunition Warehousing Initiative. “The Allies found an opportunity to share ammunition storage in order to better protect each other and work together on operations. It is an important step for Estonia because it supports...
Young women are invited to work shadow conscripts
14.07.2021|Ministry of Defence

Young women are invited to work shadow conscripts

Registration began today for work shadowing days set to take place in various military units in August and September, where girls aged 15–25 can take on the role of conscript for a day. The aim of work shadowing is to introduce young women to training and living conditions in the military and...
Yesterday, Minister of Defence Kalle Laanet, who is in Paris, met with his colleagues from countries participating in the activities of Task Force Takuba, as part of Operation Barkhane, in Mali.
14.07.2021|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence Laanet: Estonia ready to continue military missions in the Sahel

Minister of Defence: Estonia ready to continue military missions in the Sahel Yesterday, Minister of Defence Kalle Laanet, who is in Paris, met with his colleagues from countries participating in the activities of Task Force Takuba, as part of Operation Barkhane, in Mali. The future of the fight...
Permanent Secretary Kusti Salm and NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană
08.07.2021|Ministry of Defence

Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Defence: NATO is once again working on its core mission

Kusti Salm, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Defence, met with NATO Deputy Secretary-General Mircea Geoană, in Brussels, to discuss the Alliance’s next steps in strengthening NATO’s deterrence and defence posture. “Last month’s NATO summit confirmed the Alliance’s strong transatlantic unity...

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