Estonian Defence Forces

Poland joins Baltic States’ ammo procurement scheme, Czechs signal intent

Poland has joined the European Defence Agency Joint Procurement Initiative scheme for the common purchase of ammunition for the Carl Gustav recoilless rifle. The scheme, initiated by Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania in March 2013 is run by the EDA, which acting as a central purchaser, pools and consolidates demand and …

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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 …

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Estonia to support development of domestic defence industry with 300 thousand Euros

Estonian government will this year allocate 300 000 euros as a measure aimed at promoting the development of the domestic defence industry. “The competition for development support announced at the beginning of the year that is now in the phase of filing applications, is meant namely for entrepreneurs, to whom …

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Estonia to increase contribution to UN peacekeeping operations

Secretary general of the Estonian Defence Ministry Mikk Marran and UN peacekeeping chief Herve Ladsous signed a memorandum of intent in New York regarding Estonia’s participation in UN peacekeeping operations. According to the agreement signed at UN headquarters, Estonia will regularly inform the organisation of military observers and staff officers …

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Edward Lucas: The Baltic states – defending the least defensible?

Russia is poised to gain technical superiority over NATO in areas that are crucial to the defence of the Baltic states. Scandinavian defence pundits are a sober bunch. But the latest report by the Swedish Defence Research Agency is a gripping read. Its 115 pages offer the first comprehensive and …

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