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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...
Minister of Defence Kalle Laanet signing the Policy Direction. Photo: Ministry of Defence of Finland
01.07.2021|Ministry of Defence

Laanet: Joint Expeditionary Force enhances protection of the Baltic Sea region

Yesterday and today, the Defence Ministers of the countries participating in the Joint Expeditionary Force met in Helsinki to discuss the impact of Russia’s aggressive behaviour on the security of the Baltic Sea and the High North regions, and how to further strengthen our defence activities...
The projects of Estonian defence industry companies received EUR 6 million from Europe
01.07.2021|Ministry of Defence

The projects of Estonian defence industry companies received EUR 6 million from Europe

Seven projects involving the participation of Estonian defence industry companies received EUR 6 million from the European Defence Industrial Development Programme (EDIDP) to develop new technological solutions. The Estonian state is providing almost EUR 500,000 in financing for the projects....
Ministry of Defence supports forward-looking defence industry projects with EUR 500,000
30.06.2021|Ministry of Defence

Ministry of Defence supports forward-looking defence industry projects with EUR 500,000

This year, the Ministry of Defence is supporting six innovative Estonian Defence Industry development projects in the defence industry development project competition. The supported projects deal with artificial intelligence and machine learning, the development and repelling of various unmanned...
Commander of US Special Operations Forces met with Minister of Defence Laanet
29.06.2021|Ministry of Defence

Commander of US Special Operations Forces met with Minister of Defence Laanet

Minister of Defence Kalle Laanet met with General Richard D. Clarke, Commander of U.S. Special Operations Command. At the meeting, Minister Laanet thanked General Clarke for the excellent co-operation between United States and Estonian special operations forces and discussed further actions to...
The Ministry of Defence and the Centre for Defence Investment were awarded the Green Office label
29.06.2021|Ministry of Defence

The Ministry of Defence and the Centre for Defence Investment were awarded the Green Office label

Buildings belonging to the Ministry of Defence and the Centre for Defence Investment received a European Green Office certificate from the Estonian Association for Environmental Management. According to Kusti Salmi, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Defence, the label entails the obligation...
Minister of Defence presented medals to French soldiers serving in Tapa
18.06.2021|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence presented medals to French soldiers serving in Tapa

At a solemn ceremony, Minister of Defence Kalle Laanet presented medals to the French contingent serving in Tapa, and thanked the soldiers for ensuring Estonia’s security. In his speech, Minister of Defence Laanet noted that the reason why French, British and Danish soldiers are serving in...
Estonian peacekeepers in Lebanon
18.06.2021|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence Laanet to the Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations: Estonia actively contributes to international security

In a video call last night, Minister of Defence Kalle Laanet and Jean-Pierre Lacroix, UN Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations, discussed ways to further increase Estonia’s contribution within the UN. Estonia’s presidency of the UN Security Council and co-operation in international...
Minister of Defence presented medals to Estonian soldiers in thanks for their service in Afghanistan
17.06.2021|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence presented medals to Estonian soldiers in thanks for their service in Afghanistan

Minister of Defence Kalle Laanet presented medals to Estonian servicemen who had served with the unit ESTPLA 33, as part of Operation Resolute Support, in Afghanistan. According to Minister of Defence Kalle Laanet, service in Kabul by combatants from the ESTPLA-33 unit was exemplary. “You...

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