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The Estonian Defence Forces’ mass exercise Siil 2022 to test the regional cooperation

The Estonian Defence Forces are conducting a mass exercise called Siil 2022 (Hedgehog 2022) from mid-May until the beginning of June next year that will test the military’s combat readiness and reaction capability in an international framework. According to the Defence Forces, about 16,000 military personnel will take part in …

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British soldier claims the Estonian cold gave him a stutter; demands compensation

A British soldier who was deployed in Estonia in 2017 claims the Estonian cold temperatures gave him a severe stutter; he’s now suing the British defence ministry and wants a whopping £860,000 (€1 million; US$1.1 million) in compensation. According to the Daily Mail, a British tabloid, armoured vehicle engineer Chileshe …

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NATO’s flagship cyber defence exercise kicks off in Estonia

Cyber Coalition 21, one of the world’s largest annual exercises in cyber defence, started on 29 November in Tallinn, Estonia; some 1,000 people will train in this year’s event – also remotely from national capitals and other locations. Cyber defenders from all NATO allies, as well as partners Finland, Ireland, …

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Estonia to send 100 troops to Poland to help counter hybrid aggression

Estonia has decided to send about 100 Estonian Defense Forces troops to Poland in support of countering hybrid aggression. “Solidarity with our close ally Poland is crucial at this time to support its efforts to secure European Union borders against the ongoing hybrid attack of Belarusian regime,” the Estonian defence …

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Estonia deploys 1,684 reservists to build a temporary border fence

The Estonian government on 17 November called almost 1,700 reserve soldiers to hold a snap defence readiness exercise; the reserve engineers will construct temporary fences in Estonia’s border areas with Russia, as the Belarus–European Union border crisis escalates. The reservists from mainly engineer units are called to the readiness exercise, …

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Estonian cyber security-aware youth spread their knowledge

Estonian startup CTF Tech is bringing young people to the field of cyber security through gamified training and competitions, to create new cyber security talents and to make sure their first hacking experiences would be positive and ethical. All kinds of smart solutions are everywhere around us – electric scooters …

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Estonia to host an international cyber conference

Estonia is to host its first ever international cyber and space security conference that is due to take place from 10-11 November in Tallinn; the speakers include experts from various organisations and the conference can be attended both in person and virtually. According to the organisers, the conference is dedicated …

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Estonia joins a statement on the human rights violations in China’s Xinjiang

A cross-regional statement delivered by France on behalf of 43 member states of the United Nations, including Estonia, notes a widespread and systematic human rights violations against the Uyghur people in Xinjiang, an autonomous territory in northwestern China. The statement was delivered by France at the UN General Assembly Third …

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Estonia to buy missile systems for coastal defence

Estonia has signed a contract with a joint venture to purchase missile systems for developing the country’s coastal defence capabilities. The Estonian Centre for Defence Investment signed the contract with Proteus Advanced Systems, which is a joint venture company of Israel Aerospace Industries and ST Engineering Land Systems, a Singaporean …

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