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Estonia hosts NATO flagship cyber defence exercise

NATO’s flagship cyber defence exercise, Cyber Coalition, one of the largest such exercises in the world, started on 27 November in Tartu, Estonia, aiming to test and train cyber defenders from across the alliance in their ability to defend NATO and national networks. The exercise, now in its eleventh year, …

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US senators at the meeting with the Estonian defence minister, Jüri Luik, in Tallinn.

Republican senators visit Estonia, discuss the security situation

A delegation of American Republican senators visited Estonia on 25 October where they met with the minister of defence and discussed the security situation in the region and defence cooperation issues. The delegation was led by senator Richard Burr (R-NC), who, at the meeting with the Estonian defence minister, Jüri …

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Minimum penalty for the Spanish pilot who fired a missile in the Estonian airspace

The Spanish fighter pilot who accidentally fired an air-to-air missile into the Estonian airspace on 7 August has received the minimum penalty from the Spanish Air Force. The Spanish newspaper, El Pais, reported that the Spanish Air Force had imposed the minimum disciplinary sanction – one week’s pay or 14-day …

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A Spanish fighter jet accidentally launches an air-to-air missile in the Estonian air space

A Spanish Eurofighter jet accidentally launched an air-to-air missile in the Estonian air space on 7 August. The incident occurred on 7 August at 3:44 PM EEDT near the town of Otepää in a temporarily segregated area. The missile’s direction was north and its exact trajectory, location and fate is …

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NATO defence ministers approve a new “Four Thirties” plan to defend Europe

NATO defence ministers on 7 June approved a new “Four Thirties” initiative for the defence of Europe, particularly its eastern flank, amid an increasing Russian threat. The “Four Thirties” plan will enable NATO members to mobilise 30 land battalions, 30 air squadrons and 30 combat vessels within 30 days. According …

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Estonia one of only three NATO members in the EU to spend enough on defence

Even though the global state of security, especially the potential threat from Russia has only grown in the recent years, only three NATO countries in the European Union hit the alliance’s defence spending target in 2017 – Estonia among them. In the EU, only Greece, the United Kingdom and Estonia …

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The British army to deploy four helicopters to Estonia

The British army is to deploy four Lynx Wildcat helicopters to Estonia in April on the helicopter type’s first operational mission. The helicopters are to spend four months in the country, supporting the 1st Battalion the Royal Welsh battlegroup in Tapa, Jane’s Defence Weekly reported. The copters are deployed by …

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