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Minister of Defence Kalle Laanet awarded nearly 140 people for their significant contributions to national defence.
13.06.2022|Ministry of Defence

PHOTOS: Minister of Defence recognises outstanding contributors to national defence

On 10 June at the Estonian War Museum, Minister of Defence Kalle Laanet awarded nearly 140 people for their significant contributions to national defence. The Minister of Defence announced the recipients of the recognition already at the beginning of December 2021; however, due to Covid-19 the...
Ministry of Defence presented mission medals to British and French soldiers serving within the NATO Battlegroup at Tapa.
10.06.2022|Ministry of Defence

Ministry of Defence presented mission medals to British and French soldiers serving within the NATO Battlegroup at Tapa

On Friday 10 June, Director of the Policy Planning Department of the Ministry of Defence Kristjan Mäe presented mission medals to the British and French officers and soldiers in the UK Royal Tank Regiment and the French 3rd Company of 7th Battalion of Chasseurs Alpins who have been serving in the...
Minister of Defence Kalle Laanet met today with European Defence Agency (EDA) Chief Executive Jiří Šedivý
09.06.2022|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence and EDA Chief Executive Jiří Šedivý discussed European defence investments

Minister of Defence Kalle Laanet met today with European Defence Agency (EDA) Chief Executive Jiří Šedivý to discuss the current security situation, the Russian war in Ukraine, defence investments, innovation, current and future cooperation opportunities for Estonia within the EDA. “The EU has a...
Eile Roomas kohtunud kaitseminister Kalle Laanet ja Itaalia kaitseminister Lorenzo Guerrini arutasid Madridi tippkohtumise eel NATO idatiiva tugevdamist, Ukraina toetamist, regionaalset julgeolekut ja kahepoolset koostööd. Foto: Kaitseministeerium
07.06.2022|Ministry of Defence

Laanet in Italy: to deter the Russian threat, we need a stronger defence posture at NATO’s Eastern flank

At a meeting yesterday in Rome, Minister of Defence Kalle Laanet and the Minister of Defence of Italy Lorenzo Guerini discussed strengthening NATO’s Eastern flank, supporting Ukraine, regional security and bilateral cooperation. “The aggression of the Russian Federation against the independent...
On the initiative of the Ministry of Defence and the Defence League, the kick-off for a series of seminars on national defence took place in the 1st Infantry Brigade at Tapa.
06.06.2022|Ministry of Defence

Undersecretary for Defence Readiness Lauri Abel: local governments across Estonia have a key role in protecting the population

On the initiative of the Ministry of Defence and the Defence League, the kick-off for a series of seminars on national defence took place yesterday in the 1st Infantry Brigade at Tapa. Leaders of local governments, representatives from the Defence League, the Ministry of Defence, the Rescue Board,...
This year the Ministry of Defence will support the innovative and smart product projects of seven companies that participated in the Defence Innovation Competition.
30.05.2022|Ministry of Defence

Ministry of Defence supports Estonian companies with nearly EUR 700,000 for developing smart products for the defence industry

This year the Ministry of Defence will support the innovative and smart product projects of seven companies that participated in the Defence Innovation Competition. The supported projects include a tactical data exchange platform compatible with a combat control system, an infrared thermal camera...
27.05.2022|Ministry of Defence

Baltic ministers of defence: response to any threats against Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania will be unified and rapid

Today at a meeting on the island of Saaremaa in Estonia, the ministers of defence of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania agreed on the contents of the Baltic cross-border defence cooperation agreement, which when entered into force will allow the three countries to move their forces and equipment rapidly...
26.05.2022|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence Kalle Laanet met with representatives from the US Congress House Armed Services Committee (HASC)

Yesterday, Minister of Defence Kalle Laanet and Permanent Secretary Kusti Salm received a delegation from the US Congress House Armed Services Committee (HASC) to discuss strengthening NATO’s eastern flank ahead of the Madrid summit in June. "The support of the US Congress to Ukraine and to...
In Tartu, representatives of seven countries shared the best practices of their reserve army.
25.05.2022|Ministry of Defence

In Tartu, representatives of seven countries shared the best practices of their reserve army

On 24 May, for the first time in Estonia, a Reserve Forces Forum was held at the Estonian Military Academy in Tartu, where the functioning of the reserve army and best practices in different countries were discussed. At the forum, representatives from Norway, South Korea, Switzerland, Israel,...
Yesterday, Minister of Defence Kalle Laanet visited a field exercise in Southern Estonia.
24.05.2022|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence Laanet visited Exercise Siil 2022 (Hedgehog 2022) in Southern Estonia

Yesterday, Minister of Defence Kalle Laanet visited a field exercise in Southern Estonia, which is taking place within the large-scale Defence Forces exercise Siil 2022 (Hedgehog 2022). “In the current difficult security situation, I am pleased to note that the large-scale exercise has been a...

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