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Minister Laanet in call with the Estonian unit in Poland.
20.12.2021|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence of Estonia held a virtual meeting with the Polish Minister of Defence and the Estonian unit in Poland

Due to difficult weather conditions, instead of the scheduled visit Minister of Defence Kalle Laanet held a virtual meeting with the Polish Minister of Defence Mariusz Błaszczak and the Estonian unit in Poland. “The mission is important both for showing solidarity and for providing practical help...
Minister of Defence Kalle Laanet. Photo: Riigikantselei
20.12.2021|Ministry of Defence

Nordic and Baltic ministers of defence discussed the European security situation

Last Friday the Nordic and Baltic ministers of defence met virtually to discuss the region’s security situation. The ministers of defence agreed that Russia continues to be the greatest military threat to Europe. The ministers also uniformly agreed that the West cannot agree to the conditions...
Estonia´s National Defence Development Plan for 2031 to increase independent defence capability and strengthen defence readiness.
13.12.2021|Ministry of Defence

Estonia´s National Defence Development Plan for 2031 to increase independent defence capability and strengthen defence readiness

Approved last week by the Government, Estonian National Defence Development Plan for 2031 creates a new Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) unit that considerably increases indirect fire capability. The plan also expands the wartime structure, increases the protection of units, raises anti-tank...
Estonia will continue to contribute in Mali at the present level through its Takuba Task Force.
10.12.2021|Ministry of Defence

Estonia will send up to 125 servicemen to participate in military operations next year

The draft resolutions from the Ministry of Defence passed their second reading in the Riigikogu, which will allow Estonia to participate in international military operations with up to 125 servicemen next year. ‘It is extremely important for Estonia that, despite the difficult situation in the...
Minister of Defence of Estonia Kalle Laanet met with the Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR), General Tod D. Wolters in Tallinn to discuss regional security.
08.12.2021|Ministry of Defence

SACEUR stresses NATO’s readiness and strength in Estonia

Minister of Defence of Estonia Kalle Laanet met with the Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR), General Tod D. Wolters in Tallinn to discuss regional security. “We are witnessing the most volatile security crisis on NATO’s eastern borders in decades. With Russia’s continuing military build-up...
Minister of Defence of Estonia Kalle Laanet recognises nearly 140 people who have made a significant contribution to national defence with decorations.
06.12.2021|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence recognises outstanding contributors to national defence

Minister of Defence of Estonia Kalle Laanet recognises nearly 140 people who have made a significant contribution to national defence with decorations. ‘The mainstay of Estonia’s defence capability is its people – active servicemen, conscripts, reservists, volunteers, Allies, officials and...
06.12.2021|Ministry of Defence

The Minister of Defence acknowledges outstanding contributors to national defence

The Minister of Defence of Estonia Kalle Laanet acknowledges people contributing to Estonian national defence by their outstanding work and people developing the defence field with the Ministry of Defence Crosses of Merit, badges, letters of appreciation and valuable gifts. With the Directive of...
Self-propelled artillery is on the photo.
03.12.2021|Ministry of Defence

Government adopts designated spatial plan for the Central Training Area to ensure better training

At yesterday's session, the Government of the Republic of Estonia adopted a national designated spatial plan for the Defence Forces Central Training Area, located in Kuusalu Rural Municipality, Harju County. The Defence Forces Central Training Area is the largest training area used by the Defence...
Minister of Defence Kalle Laanet met with French Defence Minister Florence Parly, in Paris.
02.12.2021|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence Laanet: Estonia and France confirmed continued strong defence co-operation

Minister of Defence Kalle Laanet met with French Defence Minister Florence Parly, in Paris. The main topics of the meeting were the security situation in Mali and the continuing concentration of Russian forces near the Ukrainian border. The defence ministers also discussed the European Union’s...
Cyber Coalition 2021 logo.
02.12.2021|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence visited NATO’s flagship exercise in Estonia

Estonian Minister of Defence Kalle Laanet visited today Estonian cyber competence and training centre CR14 in Tallinn, which for the first time leads NATO’s annual largest cyber defence exercise Cyber Coalition 2021. The aim of the exercise is to enhance cyberspace cooperation between the Allies....

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