Posts tagged as missile

Estonia has joined the SPIKE missile Family

Thursday, July 25, 2019

In a ceremony last week in Tallinn, Estonia, the Estonian MoD signed a 40M Euro Framework agreement with Eurospike (a European Joint Venture between Rafael Advanced Defence Systems, Diehl Defence and Rheinmettal Defence) for the supply of SPIKE LR ATGM’s, launchers and associated maintenance and training.  The contract included ICLU (Integrated Control Launch Units) launchers and live SPIKE rounds. SPIKE is a cutting-edge precise, multi-platform, multi-mission and multi-range electro-optical missile Family,…

Estonian MEP Paet: Turkey’s missile purchase from Russia creates tensions with NATO

Monday, July 15, 2019

Urmas Paet, member of the European Parliament from Estonia, has said in his comments on the purchase of S-400 air defense systems by Turkey from Russia that such weapons procurement by Turkey causes tensions in relations with NATO. “Turkey, a country of 80 million people, is our important ally in NATO. Today’s news that Turkey has taken delivery of the first batch of the S-400 air defense system from Russia…

Estonia would back US leaving Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty

Friday, June 28, 2019

Minister of Defence Jüri Luik (Isamaa) has confirmed that the allies in NATO will back the United States’ leaving the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty should Russia not change its course before Aug. 2. The United States find that Russia has violated the INF treaty by introducing an updated version of its RK-55 missile, given the NATO reporting name SSC-8. This missile, according to NATO, violates range restrictions set out…

China tests ‘Guam killer’ missile, claims weapon could strike moving aircraft carrier

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

China has test-fired its so-called “Guam killer” ballistic missile, claiming the weapon could strike a moving aircraft carrier, according to a report by the state-run Global Times tabloid. China Central Television on Thursday broadcast footage of the Chinese military launching a pair of DF-26 anti-ship missiles during a live-fire exercise in northwest China, according to a Sunday report by the newspaper. The missile can carry conventional and nuclear warheads, and…

Defence Forces are ending the active search for the missing AMRAAM missile

Friday, August 17, 2018

Today Estonian Defence Forces decided to end the active searches for a missing AMRAAM missile accidentally shot from Spanish fighter in Estonian airspace last Tuesday, but will stay ready to react and continue the search if new information arises. “All theoretical ground hitting points of the missile are now carefully searched. During the past two weeks, we employed three helicopters, five ground patrols and fifty men large units for the…

Defence Forces fail to find Spanish Eurofighter missile in Endla reserve

Monday, August 13, 2018

After a thorough search, the Estonian Defence Forces (EDF) on Saturday concluded their effort to find a missile a Spanish Eurofighter accidentally fired earlier this week in the Endla nature reserve. They found neither the missile nor any evidence that it could have reached the ground in the area. The search for the missile’s possible place of impact will be continued using the Air Force’s resources, spokespeople at the headquarters…