Posts tagged as defense forces

Ministry: Defense League rather than Defense Forces best suited for assisting police

Saturday, May 30, 2020

The Ministry of the Interior believes police could provide training for military conscripts in order to include them in law enforcement when necessary. The Ministry of Defense has not immediately rejected the plan, but sees members of the Defense League better suited for assisting police. Head of the Ministry of the Interior Rescue and Crisis Management Policy Department Jaanis Otsla told ERR that the ministry will soon introduce a proposed…

Ambulance took two Defense Forces members to a hospital in Estonia

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Two members of the Defense Forces were injured during a training exercise on Tuesday In Põlva County. One member fell under the vehicle of the military unit and the other was hit by it. The accident happened at 4.50 pm in Jõeveere village, Räpina municipality, a spokesperson of the Police and Border Guard Board said. A 19-year-old and 20-year-old member of the Kuperjanov Infantry Battalion were standing on the side…

Increasing the number of conscripts hits a glass ceiling

By Martin Herem on Friday, May 31, 2019

Interview with defense forces commander Major General Martin Herem. You should be happy – the defense sector is the only one to avoid the government’s financing cuts. However, the armed forces will not have enough money to buy anything new starting from 2026. Unless the share of GDP will be increased, all development will stop and your successor will be a mere administrator. Doesn’t it make you worry? No. I…

Nordic, Baltic military infrastructure experts meeting in Tallinn

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Property and procurement specialists and engineers in the field of national defense from seven countries have gathered in the Estonian capital for a conference of Nordic and Baltic specialists in military infrastructure. In the course of two days, the experts will exchange experiences in the construction and management of military compounds and training grounds, environmental protection and military procurements, spokespeople for the Estonian Center for Defense Investment said. “In matters of…

Conscript injured during training

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

A conscript of the Kuperjanov infantry battalion sustained injuries when a piece of ordnance believed to be an unexploded round of a grenade launcher went off during a bushfire. The soldier putting out a bushfire caused by a life-fire shooting exercise was injured in the explosion of what in great probability was a piece of unexploded ordnance from a 40 mm under-barrel grenade launcher, military spokespeople said. The soldier was given first…