Infographic: Defending Estonia – the Estonian Defence Forces

During a March 2013 visit to NATO Headquarters by Estonia’s President Toomas Hendrik Ilves, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen remarked that “Estonia is an exemplary ally. Your troops are serving shoulder to shoulder with their NATO colleagues in one of the toughest parts of Afghanistan. They perform their duties with great courage and great skill.” The Estonian Defence Forces’ technical capabilities are outlined in’s exclusive infographic.


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About the author: Chris Glew

Chris Glew is Estonian World’s London Editor. Chris has also written for other international media outlets, as well as for Estonia’s Postimees, Eesti Päevaleht and Delfi.

  • Oscar Belov

    Wow – excellent infographic! thank you to chris glew! sharing to my friend in the estonian defense force!

  • Karen Strickholm

    That was totally interesting, plus I had never before thought through ‘why we have what we have’ in terms of military assets. Great infographic and strong copy writing!

  • Andrejs Ozoliņš

    Not good that Latvia spends less than EE and LT. Very well made graphic.

  • Alan Noorkoiv

    My son worked alongside Estonian soldiers in Afghanistan when he was serving with the Grenadier Guards, and was impressed by their professionalism.
    Alan Noorkoiv