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18.05.2024|Ministry of Defence

Defence Minister Pevkur and Swedish Defence Minister Jonson discussed strengthening defence cooperation

Yesterday, Defence Minister Hanno Pevkur met with Swedish Defence Minister Pål Jonson in Tallinn to discuss regional defence cooperation and the upcoming NATO summit. Additionally, Defence Minister Jonson visited the NATO DIANA innovation accelerator in Tallinn. "As a member of NATO, the defence...
Netherlands to bring F-35 fighters to Ämari from December
14.05.2024|Ministry of Defence

Netherlands to bring F-35 fighters to Ämari from December

Minister of Defence Hanno Pevkur met yesterday in Tallinn with Dutch Minister of Defence Kajsa Ollongren, who announced that after the renovation of the Ämari runway, the Netherlands will deploy fifth generation F-35 stealth fighters to Estonia within NATO enhanced Air Policing. “The Netherlands...
Reservväelaste nädal
29.04.2024|Ministry of Defence

First Reservists’ Week kicks off in Estonia

Sunday, Ministry of Defence of Estonia launched the Reservists’ Week, taking place for the first time this year, with a display of Defence Forces´ equipment on Freedom Square in Tallinn, aiming to recognise and raise public awareness of the importance of reservists. As part of the Reservists’ Week...
26.04.2024|Ministry of Defence

Salm at Ramstein meeting: Allies must contribute to Ukraine's military assistance consistently and predictably

At today's virtual meeting of the Ukraine Defence Contact Group, also known as the Ramstein group, countries providing military aid to Ukraine received an overview of the developments on the battlefield, Ukraine's most critical capability needs, the work of capability coalitions, and new...
Taara linnakus autasustati Ameerika Ühendriikide sõdureid missioonimedalitega
19.04.2024|Ministry of Defence

US troops awarded mission medals at Taara camp

Kusti Salm, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Defence, today awarded medals to servicemen of the US 1-187th Battalion for their participation in international military operations during the ceremony at the location of the 2nd Infantry Brigade in Võru. “At this time of upheaval and strategic...
Kaitseminister USA visiidil
11.04.2024|Ministry of Defence

Pevkur in Iowa and Illinois: security in Europe and the US is our shared responsibility

On his week-long visit to the USA, which started on Monday, Minister of Defence Hanno Pevkur has so far met with members of the local Senate and House of Representatives in the states of Illinois and Iowa to discuss the security situation as seen from the Eastern Flank of NATO and to discuss...
Hanno Pevkur
29.03.2024|Ministry of Defence

DefMin Pevkur: Happy NATO Day!

Dear friends, On March 29th Estonia celebrates 20 years of membership in NATO and a week later, on April 4th, we celebrate NATO’s 75th anniversary together with our allies. For 75 years, NATO has successfully guaranteed transatlantic peace, stability and prosperity, while keeping its open doors...
Eesti osaleb Euroopa Liidu sõjalisel operatsioonil Punase mere regioonis
28.03.2024|Ministry of Defence

Estonia to contribute to EU Aspides military operation in Red Sea region

The Government of Estonia decided today on Estonia's participation in the European Union's military operation EUNAVFOR Aspides in the Red Sea region. The duration of the operation is initially planned to be one year, to be extended if necessary. "Despite the war in Europe, we must be ready to...
23.03.2024|Ministry of Defence

US Congress passed financing bill including 228 million USD in security aid for Baltic States

Yesterday the US Congress passed the government funding legislation, which also includes 228 mln USD in security aid for Baltic States. This year the US has also provided Estonia with 47,3 mln USD within the Foreign Military Financing (FMF) programme. “Support from the US has significantly helped...
Kaitseminister Hanno Pevkur Kiievis
21.03.2024|Ministry of Defence

Pevkur in Kyiv: Estonia to send Ukraine artillery ammunition and other military aid worth 20 million euros

Today in Kyiv at a meeting with his Ukrainian colleague Rustem Umerov, Estonian Minister of Defence Hanno Pevkur announced that Estonia will send the next package of military aid to Ukraine, in the worth of 20 million euros. The newest package includes artillery ammunition rounds that are...