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Ministry of Defence invites Master’s students to participate in scholarship competition
23.08.2019|Ministry of Defence

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

To ensure the inclusion of promising young researchers of the future in defence related research, the Ministry of Defence is organising a Master’s thesis competition and will be awarding eight scholarships in the amount of EUR 4250. This year it will be possible to submit works in five different...
Modular Unmanned Ground System (Milrem Robotics) tested by Estonian soldiers in Mali. Source: Estonian Defence Forces
23.08.2019|Ministry of Defence

Seven nations developing next generation unmanned ground system apply for funding from EDIDP

Centre for Defence Investment Press Release Today, Kusti Salm, Director General of the Estonian Centre for Defence Investments, signed an agreement with representatives from Belgium, Spain, Latvia, France, Germany and Finland for the development of Modular Unmanned Ground Systems (MUGS). The lead...
Report on attendance in military service presented to the Government
22.08.2019|Ministry of Defence

Report on attendance in military service presented to the Government

The Government received an overview today of the report on the fulfilment of objectives associated with persons liable to the national defence obligation, conscripts, active servicemen and reservists during the previous year. According to Minister of Defence Jüri Luik, the changes made to...
Estonia is contributing a 50 member infantry unit, armoured personnel carriers and support elements, to operation Barkhane. The unit is stationed at the Gao field base, and is tasked with ensuring the security of the base and the surrounding area.
23.07.2019|Ministry of Defence

Estonian and French DefMins affirmed the strength of allied relations

During their telephone conversation this morning, Minister of Defence Jüri Luik and French Minister of the Armed Forces Florence Parly discussed the attack in Mali and closer cooperation in standing against various threats. ‘We are proud of Estonia’s servicemen, who are protecting the security...
Colonel Riho Ühtegi will assume the post on 19 July.
18.07.2019|Ministry of Defence

Defence League to receive new Commander

The current Commander, Major General Meelis Kiili, will hand over the Defence League flag to Minister of Defence Jüri Luik. The Minister will entrust the Defence League flag to Colonel Riho Ühtegi, the new commander of the volunteer national defence organisation. According to Minister of Defence...
Jüri Luik has signed directives appointing Colonel Rauno Sirk as the new Commander of the Estonian Air Force. Photo: Estonian Defence Forces
16.07.2019|Ministry of Defence

Estonia´s Defence Minister appoints new Commanders for Air Force and Special Forces

Minister of Defence of Estonia, Jüri Luik has signed directives appointing Colonel Rauno Sirk as the new Commander of the Estonian Air Force and Lieutenant Colonel Margus Kuul as the new Commander of the Estonian Special Forces. Colonel Rauno Sirk has spent the last three years as the Director of...
Estonian Minister of Defence Jüri Luik met with Gen. David Goldfein, U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff
13.07.2019|Ministry of Defence

Estonian Defence Minister meets U.S. Air Force chief to discuss regional security

Today, Estonian Minister of Defence Jüri Luik met with Gen. David Goldfein, U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff to discuss Baltic Sea regional security, defence cooperation and international security situation. “The U.S. Air Force active participation in Estonian military exercise is important, as the U...
KVÜÕA Kõrgema Sõjakooli lahtiste uste päev 19.10.2018. Foto: Ivika Lehtsalu
09.07.2019|Ministry of Defence

Nearly 400 young women participated in Conscript Service Information Day

In the first half of this year, 390 young women between the ages of 15–27 took part in the information day, the purpose of which was to raise their awareness regarding conscript service and career opportunities in the Defence Forces. According to Minister of Defence Jüri Luik, it was evident from...
Estonia procures new rifles for its Defence Forces
03.07.2019|Ministry of Defence

Estonia procures new rifles for its Defence Forces

Tuesday, July 2. In a ceremony held in Davenport, IA this week the Estonian Centre for Defence Investments and US weapons manufacturer LMT Defense (Lewis Machine and Tool Company) signed a contract to supply the Estonian Defence Forces with the new standard rifle. ‘For our troops, as well as to...
NATO Ministers of Defence continue to reinforce Alliance deterrence and defence posture
27.06.2019|Ministry of Defence

NATO Ministers of Defence continue to reinforce Alliance deterrence and defence posture

According to Estonian Minister of Defence Jüri Luik, who participated in the NATO Defence Ministers´ Meeting in Brussels this week, the Alliance will continue to reinforce its deterrence and defence posture. ‘It is important for Estonia that what was agreed upon by Heads of State at the NATO...

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