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“Spring Storm” exercise started in Estonia as part of a plan to “contain” Russia

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On Monday, April 29, Soldiers of the North Atlantic Alliance countries officially began the annual exercise Spring Storm. During exercises from April 29 to May 17, servicemen at different levels will work on techniques for synchronizing combat plans, cooperation in management, and increased readiness for tactical tasks. The Spring Storm is a large-scale live exercise […]

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Netherlands completes delivery of CV90 combat vehicles to Estonia

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The Netherlands has completed the delivery of 44 infantry fighting vehicles to Estonia, according to the headquarters of the defense forces. Baltic News Service reported that all 44 CV90 IFVs purchased from the Netherlands have been handed over to the defense forces and all vehicles have also reached Estonia. “At the end of 2014, Estonia concluded […]

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Estonian company unveils new drone with VTOL capability

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The Estonian Threod Systems company has unveiled its new unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) with a vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) capability.  The company released footage on social media, saying: “We are proud to announce that Threod Systems has successfully integrated VTOL capability into our NATO class I UAV Stream C. The transition algorithms and VTOL-fixed […]

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Estonian troops to receive 16,000 new assault rifles

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The Estonian Centre for Defence Investment (Riigi Kaitseinvesteeringute Keskus) has announced that the U.S. arms company Lewis Machine & Tool (LMT) became the winner of the contest for a contract to supply automatic assault rifles. According to a statement, announced on 4 December, at the proposal of the Tender Committee, Col. Rauno Sirk, director of the Estonian […]

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Belgium to deploy troops to join the multinational NATO battalion in Estonia

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The Belgian Armed Forces have announced plans to deploy members of the Chasseurs Ardennais battalion to join the multinational NATO battalion in Estonia in 2019. According to News.err.ee, Belgium will send to Estonia approximately 200 members of the Chasseurs Ardennais battalion equipped with infantry fighting vehicles (IFVs), SPIKE anti-tank missiles, and 120mm mortars, and complete with a combat engineer and […]

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U.S. Air Force fighter jets arrive in Estonia

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U.S. Air Forces in Europe-Air Forces Africa has announced that F-15E Strike Eagles assigned to the 492nd Fighter Squadron, RAF Lakenheath, England, and KC-135 Stratotankers assigned to the 100th Air Refueling Wing, RAF Mildenhall, England, arrived at Amari Air Base, Estonia on 1 November. “While at Amari, the fighter aircraft will test the airfield’s BAK-14 cable […]

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AeroVironment contracted for RQ-20B Puma unmanned aircraft system for Estonia

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U.S. unmanned aerial vehicle manufacturer AeroVironment was awarded a contract for RQ-20B Puma AE II small unmanned aircraft system (UAS). The contract, announced on 21 September by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD),  is worth more than $10.1 million and provides design and manufacture of RQ-20B Puma AE II small UAS for Estonia. According to the contract details released by […]

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Spanish Eurofighter jet accidentally launched an air-to-air missile near Estonia

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The Estonian Defence Forces have reported that a Spanish Eurofighter Typhoon 2000 multirole fighter accidentally launched an air-to-air missile in the Estonian air space on 7 August. According to the statement, an incident occurred on 7 August at 3:44 PM EEDT over the village of Pangodi near the city of Otepaa. The Eurofighter ‘s missile was […]

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Estonia orders South-Korean-built 155mm self-propelled howitzers

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Estonia has signed a contract with South Korean group Hanwha to acquire 12 K9 Thunder artillery systems, the press service of the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Estonia announced on Tuesday. “This artillery procurement will bring Estonia’s defence capability to a new level and is one of the most significant steps in building […]

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UGV: Milrem Robotics THeMIS UGV has become the industry standard

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The THeMIS unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) developed by Milrem Robotics has become the unmanned ground systems industries standard tracked UGV. During this year’s Eurosatory a record of four THeMIS UGVs will be displayed with three different applications. In just a few years after the development of the THeMIS began, it has become the most sought […]

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