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The largest Spring Storm military exercise is on the way in Estonia

The largest Spring Storm military exercise in the history where, in addition to the Estonian troops, also 2,500 allied military personnel from 17 countries participate in, is on the way; the allies are practicing cooperation under the Estonian lead. The countries participating in the Spring Storm (Kevadtorm in Estonian) military …

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The 70th anniversary of NATO confirms the solidarity of the alliance

On 4 April, a ministerial meeting marked the 70th anniversary of NATO and confirmed the solidarity of the alliance. At the meeting, the talks covered the future of NATO and the changing security situation, including Russia and the effect of the violation of the INF Treaty, the Estonian foreign ministry …

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US Air Force B-52s conduct missions across Europe, including Estonia

Four US Air Force B-52 Stratofortresses conducted flights from RAF Fairford, the UK, to several places in Europe on 18 March, including to the Norwegian Sea, the Baltic Sea and Estonia, and the Mediterranean Sea and Greece. In Estonia, a B-52 conducted training with NATO Joint Terminal Attack Controllers on …

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Estonia concludes the investigation to the accidental air-to-air missile firing

Estonia has concluded its investigation to the AMRAAM air-to-air missile launched by a Spanish NATO Baltic Air Policing aircraft on 7 August 2018 in the course of the air exercise in the Estonian air space. The investigation found the missile was accidentally fired as a result of the pilot’s failure …

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UK to deploy deadly Apache helicopters in Estonia

The UK defence secretary, Gavin Williamson, has announced that the British Army’s Wildcat and Apache helicopters will be deployed in Estonia in 2019. Williamson made the announcement at a meeting of NATO defence ministers in Brussels. The British Army aircraft will provide aviation training opportunities to NATO allies during Estonia’s …

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Taavi Toom: It’s a good idea to host NATO summit in Estonia

Estonian diplomats have discussed since 2015 the idea to host a high-profile NATO summit that includes the premiers in Tallinn; the idea was again reiterated by the current prime minister, Jüri Ratas, and Taavi Toom, a former Estonian diplomat, highlights why Estonia would be the ideal place for the summit. …

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Belgian troops join the UK-led battle group in Tapa, Estonia

Belgian troops have taken over the responsibility from the Danish contingent at the Tapa military camp and joined the UK-led battle group. The Belgian contingent has nearly 300 troops and they are from the Chasseur Ardennais battalion. The Belgians brought nearly 100 vehicles with them, including armoured personnel carriers Piranha. …

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Estonians believe their country is protected – survey

According to a public opinion survey, the Estonian people’s stance towards life has improved, they feel the country is protected and national defence is well organised. The results of the survey, carried out in the autumn of 2018, have revealed that in the opinion of two thirds of the respondents, …

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