Posts tagged as ministry of defence

Latvian ministry of defence shifted its responsibility to the society

By Viktors Domburs on Monday, October 12, 2020

In October, the Pilskalns 2020 exercise has been held in four Latvian cities: Madona, Sigulda, Alūksne and Smiltene. The event is organized by the Ministry of Defence and the Vidzeme 2nd Brigade of National Guard in cooperation with the local authorities in order to train local civil protection commissions. The system of civil protection in Latvia is formed by the state institutions, local governments, merchants and all able-bodied citizens and…

Lithuania Plans For Four Data Centres Aggregating Around $5.6m

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

The Lithuanian Ministry of Defence is planning to install four state-owned data centres in Vilnius and Kaunas, Lithuania in the next two years. According to reports from local Lithuanian news outlet, Verslo Zinios, the first two data centres in Vilnius should be operational by the end of this year. It was also reported that the total investment in all four data centre facilities will amount to around $5.6m, and the Ministry…

Estonia planning to develop unmanned military land systems

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Estonia, along with Finland and Latvia, is planning to develop unmanned military land systems. Hidden behind the military-economic jargon is the assumption that unmanned military systems on land are likely to experience a boom similar to that in the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UVAs) in recent years. UVAs, more commonly referred to as drones, are already in widespread and diverse military use, for support and reconnaissance purposes as well…

Expert: Estonia viable state, attack on it would be disastrous

Thursday, May 24, 2018

The Baltic States have proved their worth as viable independent states and any attack on their sovereignty would constitute a major disaster; so says Sergey Utkin, researcher at the Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO), an independent research institute based in Moscow. “The Baltic states have proved their vitality as nations, and states, which managed to find their way into the core group of the EU — the…

UK at RISK? Ministry of Defence faces a £21BILLION budget shortfall over next 10 years

By Matthew Robinson on Saturday, May 12, 2018

THE MINISTRY of Defence (MoD) faces a whopping £21billion funding shortfall over the next decade, placing the purchase of vital new equipment including fighter jets, submarines and armoured vehicles in jeopardy, according to the Public Accounts Committee which scrutinises the MoD’s spending. The PAC’s report into the MoD’s ten-year equipment plan for 2017-27 stated: “The ministry simply does not have enough to buy all the equipment it says it needs.”…

Defence Ministry not overly concerned about Russian missile tests

Monday, April 2, 2018

The ministry’s secretary-general, David Vseviov, told ERR’s Estonian news on Saturday that Russia’s planned missile tests on the Baltic Sea between Wednesday and Friday this week are no reason for greater concern despite their proximity to the Baltic states. The Russian military will conduct missile tests later this week. What makes this case stand out is that for the first time in several decades, the tests are to be conducted…