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16.03.2017|Ministry of Defence

Polish Minister of National Defence confirmed strength of allied relationships during visit to Estonia

The Minister of National Defence for Poland, Antoni Macierewicz, met with Minister of Defence Margus Tsahkna; Chairman of the National Defence Committee of the Riigikogu, Hannes Hanso; Commander of the Defence Forces, General Riho Terras; and Commander of the Defence League, Brigadier General...
13.03.2017|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence Tsahkna: Estonian national defence relies on the entire family

Estonia’s total defence is based on the family model, in which men and women, boys and girls, grandfathers and grandmothers are all included and which relies on a strong will for defence, said Minister of Defence Tsahkna today at the conference “Women, Peace and Security”. “National defence is...
08.03.2017|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence Tsahkna: Large-scale investments to be made in the 2nd Infantry Brigade

Minister of Defence Margus Tsahkna was on a visit to the 2nd Infantry Brigade, for the development of which the four-year Development Plan of the Ministry of Defence calls for an investment of nearly EUR 90 million to cover the supplementing of equipment.  The plan primarily consists of...
07.03.2017|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence Tsahkna: The EU is strong when Member States develop national defence

Minister of Defence Margus Tsahkna emphasised that Europe is strong when Member States contribute sufficiently to independent national defence at the joint meeting of the European Union’s ministers of foreign affairs and ministers of defence held in Brussels. “To provide real content to our...
03.03.2017|Ministry of Defence

German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen: Luftwaffe is ready to return for another Baltic Air Policing rotation

During her visit to Ämari Air Base, the Defence Minister of the Federal Republic of Germany, Ursula von der Leyen affirmed to Estonian Minister of Defence Margus Tsahkna that German Air Force is prepared to return to Ämari in the framework of the NATO Baltic Air Policing mission in near future....
02.03.2017|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence Tsahkna: Estonia is bound to the United Kingdom by an historic brotherhood in arms

Today, Minister of Defence Magus Tsahkna visited the NATO battalion battle group’s command element at the Headquarters of the Defence Forces and received a thorough overview from the commander of the contingent, Colonel Giles Harris, regarding the arrival of Allied forces to Estonia over the next...
28.02.2017|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence Tsahkna: Capability and budget of the Defence League to increase

The Development Plan for the Period 2018-2021 for the Area of Government of the Ministry of Defence, signed shortly before the anniversary of the Republic, increases the amount of direct aid allocated to the Defence League by nearly EUR 1 million per year, which, according to Minister of Defence...
28.02.2017|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence thanked contributors to national defence for raising the will for national defence

At the festive gathering where people who have provided support and made prominent contributions to the development of Estonia’s national defence were recognised, Minister of Defence Tsahkna noted that on the eve of the anniversary of the Republic it is important to keep in mind why the Republic of...
 By 2019, the Scouts Battalion will have 44 CV90 fighting vehicles at its disposal
27.02.2017|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence Tsahkna: over a period of four years we will significantly raise our actual defence capability

The Development Plan for the Period 2018-2021 for the Area of Government of the Ministry of Defence will bring the Defence Forces armoured manoeuvring capability, a cyber defence command and new small-arms, improve the command of air and sea operations and see the development of training grounds....
22.02.2017|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence Margus Tsahkna introduces Estonia’s defence industry in Abu Dhabi

At his meeting with Mohamed Ahmed Al Bowardi, Minister of State for Defence Affairs for the United Arab Emirates, Minister of Defence Margus Tsahkna held negotiations for expanding opportunities for cyber defence cooperation. “Bilateral relations between Estonia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE)...

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