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09.08.2018|Ministry of Defence

Ministry of Defence to review regulations governing safety during military aircraft exercises

The Estonian Ministry of Defence, in cooperation with the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications, is creating a joint working group to assess the regulations and procedures governing safety during military aircraft exercises. In light of the circumstances of the recent incident with the...
Jüri Luik talks to Spanish Minister of Defence on air incident
08.08.2018|Ministry of Defence

Jüri Luik talks to Spanish Minister of Defence on air incident

Minister of Defence, Jüri Luik today talked to Spanish Minister of Defence, Margarita Robles Fernández on the incident with the Spanish Eurofighter aircraft, which accidentally fired an air-to-air missile in the Estonian airspace during the exercise yesterday. The Spanish Defence Minister...
Jonatan Vseviov awarded Medal of Honorary Recognition by the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Latvia
07.08.2018|Ministry of Defence

Jonatan Vseviov awarded Medal of Honorary Recognition by the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Latvia

Yesterday, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Defence Jonatan Vseviov was awarded a Medal of Honorary Recognition by the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Latvia. Jonatan Vseviov received the highest medal awarded by the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Latvia for his outstanding...
Ministry of Defence invites master’s students to participate in scholarship competition
07.08.2018|Ministry of Defence

Ministry of Defence invites master’s students to participate in scholarship competition

With the goal of involving future potential young researchers in defence related research, the Ministry of Defence is organising a Master’s thesis competition with which it will award eight scholarships in the amount of EUR 4250. Participants in the scholarship competition may choose from among 16...
Joint cyber defence exercise carried out by Defence agencies from Estonia and the United States
03.08.2018|Ministry of Defence

Joint cyber defence exercise carried out by Defence agencies from Estonia and the United States

This week, at the Defence Forces Cyber Command, in Tallinn, Cyber defence related agencies from the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Estonia and the United States Department of Defense carried out a two day cyber defence training exercise, Cyber Fog, the objective of which was to practice...
Estonia looking to develop unmanned land systems within the framework of European defence cooperation
02.08.2018|Ministry of Defence

Estonia looking to develop unmanned land systems within the framework of European defence cooperation

Estonia, together with the ministries of defence of Finland and Latvia, is planning to develop unmanned land systems within the framework of the European Union’s Permanent Structured Cooperation. Germany, France and Belgium have also expressed interest in joining the project. ‘The same...
26.07.2018|Ministry of Defence

‘Colours of Freedom’ calls on people to share memories in the colours of the Estonian flag

‘Colours of Freedom’ calls on people to share memories in the colours of the Estonian flag This week we are starting the social media campaign ‘Colours of Freedom’, which calls on people to save photos symbolising freedom in the national colours during the anniversary year. The posted photos will...
Estonia, Latvia and Denmark to create new military command staff
12.07.2018|Ministry of Defence

Estonia, Latvia and Denmark to create new military command staff

Today, at the NATO Summit in Brussels, ministers of defence from Estonia, Latvia and Denmark signed a joint declaration of intention for the creation of the headquarters for Multinational Division North. In addition, the joint declaration of intention was signed in the capacity of contributing...
Minister of Defence visited the large Defence League youth camp Spectrum
10.07.2018|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence visited the large Defence League youth camp Spectrum

Minister of Defence Jüri Luik met yesterday in Lääne-Viru County with members of the Young Eagles and Home Daughters who are participating in the large camp Spectrum. According to Minister Luik, the camp provides an excellent opportunity for young people to get acquainted with national defence. ‘...
Tapa Rural Municipality and the Ministry of Defence working together
03.07.2018|Ministry of Defence

Tapa Rural Municipality and the Ministry of Defence working together

Today, Tapa Rural Municipality Mayor Alari Kirt and Minister of Defence Jüri Luik signed an agreement of good intentions, which confirms that cooperation will continue in the development of infrastructure projects that are important to both parties. Minister of Defence Jüri Luik said that long-...

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