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17.02.2022|Ministry of Defence

Stoltenberg at meeting with Laanet: the European security situation has changed significantly

At the Meeting of NATO Defence Ministers in Brussels, Minister of Defence Kalle Laanet discussed the security situation and efforts to strengthen it on NATO’s eastern flank at a bilateral meeting with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. The Secretary General stated that regardless of the next...
Ministry of Defence invites Estonian companies to apply for the Defence Industry Development Project Competition.
15.02.2022|Ministry of Defence

Ministry of Defence invites Estonian companies to apply for the Defence Industry Development Project Competition

The Ministry of Defence announced the 2022 Defence Industry Development Project Competition, which is specifically looking for innovative and smart product development ideas. “The Development Project Competition is a long-standing tradition with many exciting products and developments having grown...
The announcement to double its troops in Tapa, was confirmed at the meeting of the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson with NATO Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg yesterday.
11.02.2022|Ministry of Defence

Laanet: Estonia welcomes UK´s decision to significantly strengthen NATO's deterrence in Estonia

The announcement to double its troops in Tapa, confirmed at the meeting of the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson with NATO Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg yesterday, strengthens significantly the Allied deterrence and defence posture in our region, according to Minister of...
Today, Minister of Defence of Estonia, Kalle Laanet and Germany´s Ambassador to Estonia, Christiane Hohmann handed over the symbolic keys to the military field hospital, a joint project between Estonia and Germany being built with German funding, to Ukrainian Deputy Defence Minister, Hanna Maliar.
08.02.2022|Ministry of Defence

Estonia and Germany to donate military field hospital to Ukraine

Today, Minister of Defence of Estonia, Kalle Laanet and Germany´s Ambassador to Estonia, Christiane Hohmann handed over the symbolic keys to the military field hospital, a joint project between Estonia and Germany being built with German funding, to Ukrainian Deputy Defence Minister, Hanna Maliar...
Tuuli Duneton to become Undersecretary for Defence Policy at the Ministry of Defence.
03.02.2022|Ministry of Defence

Tuuli Duneton to become Undersecretary for Defence Policy at the Ministry of Defence

Tuuli Duneton is set to become the new Undersecretary for Defence Policy at the Estonian Ministry of Defence, where she will be responsible for coordinating policy planning, international cooperation and the work of the NATO and European Union Department. “The current security situation in our...
01.02.2022|Ministry of Defence

Estonia extends Defence Force support in Poland

On request from Poland, the Minister of Defence decided to extend the support of the Estonian Defence Force in Poland until the end of April. The unit from Estonia will continue to support Poland in countering the hybrid attack from Belarus through border barrier construction and media support....
Eesti kübervaldkonna juhid vahetasid Ukraina kolleegidega kübervõimete kogemusi.
26.01.2022|Ministry of Defence

Leading Estonian and Ukrainian cyber security experts exchanged experiences in countering cyber threats

At the end of last week, the Ministry of Defence, the Estonian Defence League’s Cyber Defence Unit, Estonian Defence Forces Cyber Command, and the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (CCDCOE) made a joint visit to Ukraine. The delegation met with the National Security and Defence...
Minister of Defence awards troops in Task Force Takuba mission medals.
24.01.2022|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence awards troops in Task Force Takuba mission medals

Today, Estonian Minister of Defence Kalle Laanet presented mission medals to servicemen from the Special Operations Forces who served in Task Force Takuba, in Mali. “Today you are receiving mission medals and recognition for your selfless and excellent service in the name of security for Estonia,...
Kalle Laanet, Artis Pabriks ja Arvydas Anušauskas. Photo: Elvita Smalake (21.12.2021)
21.01.2022|Ministry of Defence

Baltic defence ministers issue a joint statement on sending weapons to Ukraine

Estonian Minister of Defence Kalle Laanet, Latvian Minister of Defence Artis Pabriks and Lithuanian Minister of Defence Arvydas Anušauskas today issued a press statement in support of Ukraine, noting that they have received the necessary approvals from the United States to send weapons and continue...
Government to invest additional 380 million euros in national security. Photo: Riigikantselei
20.01.2022|Ministry of Defence

Government to invest additional 380 million euros in national security

Due to the worsening security situation in Europe, the government has decided to boost Estonia’s direct defensive capabilities by investing more than 380 million euros in additional national defence in the coming years. This will improve the speed at which the state is able to respond to both...

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