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21.02.2019|Ministry of Defence

Estonia concludes its investigation of AMRAAM air-to-air missile incident last year

Estonia has concluded its investigation of the AMRAAM air-to-air missile launched by the Spanish NATO Baltic Air Policing aircraft August 7, 2018 in the course of the air exercise in Estonia´s air space. The investigation found that the missile was accidentally fired as a result of the pilot´s...
20.02.2019|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence thanked volunteer contributors to national defence

This year, volunteers, who dedicated themselves to educating youth on the topic of national defence, as well as national defence instructors and instructors from the Defence League and its youth organisations, earned the gratitude of the Ministry of Defence. In his thank you speech to the...
MinisterJüri Luik with General Curtis Scaparrotti, Supreme Allied Commander Europe of NATO
19.02.2019|Ministry of Defence

Luik emphasises Baltic defence at Munich Security Conference

This weekend, Minister of Defence Jüri Luik held several bilateral meetings at the Munich Security Conference to discuss topical security and defence issues. At his meeting with General Curtis Scaparrotti, Supreme Allied Commander Europe of NATO, Luik thanked the General for his dedicated and...
Estonian Minister of Defence thanked Estonian troops for their service in Mali
12.02.2019|Ministry of Defence

Estonian Minister of Defence thanked Estonian troops for their service in Mali

In recognition of their service in Africa, as part of Operation Barkhane, Minister of Defence of the Republic of Estonia Jüri Luik presented mission medals to nearly 50 Estonian servicememebers. ‘Mali is one of the most distant locations where our soldiers, with weapons in hand, have defended the...
German Federal Minister of Defence arrives in Estonia for a visit
05.02.2019|Ministry of Defence

German Federal Minister of Defence arrives in Estonia for a visit

Today, German Federal Minister of Defence Ursula von der Leyen arrived in Estonia to meet with Estonian Minister of Defence Jüri Luik and the German Air Force personnel stationed at Ämari Air Base as part of the NATO Air Policing mission. According to Minister of Defence Jüri Luik, participation...
New Ministry Defence Action Plan raises combat readiness and defence readiness
01.02.2019|Ministry of Defence

New Ministry Defence Action Plan raises combat readiness and defence readiness

Minister of Defence Jüri Luik confirmed the Ministry of Defence’s action plan for the period 2020-2023. According to Minister of Defence Luik, servicemen are at the centre of the new action plan. ‘In 2018, together with the Commander of the Defence Forces, we made the decision to raise the...
Minister of Defence Luik, together with his Finnish counterpart, paid tribute to those who fell at the Battle of Paju
31.01.2019|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence Luik, together with his Finnish counterpart, paid tribute to those who fell at the Battle of Paju

Minister of Defence Jüri Luik, together with his Finnish counterpart Jussi Niinistö, took part in commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Paju and the liberation of Valga. During his speech by the memorial plaque dedicated to the Northern Sons, at St. John's Church, in Valga, Minister...
PHOTOS: Estonian Minister of Defence met with Estonian servicemen serving in Mali
24.01.2019|Ministry of Defence

PHOTOS: Estonian Minister of Defence met with Estonian servicemen serving in Mali

The Minister of Defence visited members of ESTPLA-28, the Estonian contingent stationed in Mali, in order to get acquainted with the situation on the ground and the work of our servicemen. Minister Luik recognised the Estonian soldiers for their contribution towards ensuring our own security and...
Minister of Defence Luik met with his Malian colleague and European Union and UN mission leaders
23.01.2019|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence Luik met with his Malian colleague and European Union and UN mission leaders

Yesterday, Minister of Defence Jüri Luik met with Malian Minister of Defence Tiémoko Sangaréga. Mali's Minister of Defence thanked Estonia on behalf of the Malian Government for its significant contribution in ensuring Mali’s security. The Ministers discussed defence related cooperation between the...
Estonian Minister of Defence began his visit to Mali
22.01.2019|Ministry of Defence

Estonian Minister of Defence began his visit to Mali

Minister of Defence of Estonia Jüri Luik began his visit to Mali to meet with the Deputy Special Representative of the UN peace keeping mission and the Estonian servicemembers serving there. During his visit Minister of Defence Jüri Luik will be meeting with Joanne Adamson, Deputy Special...

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