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Estonia’s defense minister: Strengthening NATO, from a 2030 perspective and beyond (Kalle Laanet, Defense News)

One of the most volatile security crises in post-Cold War Europe unfolds, just as I write this article, on NATO’s and the European Union’s eastern borders with Belarus. The crisis, fabricated by dictator Alexander Lukashenko’s regime, no doubt with the Kremlin’s knowledge and support, could have long-term consequences for Europe’s security. In fact, Russia and Belarus have […]

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Estonia eyes artillery, missile defense, drones in modernization drive (Jaroslaw Adamowski, Defense News)

Estonia is developing its defense capacities in response to Russia’s actions in the region, with multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS), air defense systems, coastal missile defense systems as well as unmanned and cyber defense capabilities ranking high in its acquisition plans, according to Estonian Defense Minister Kalle Laanet. “Last May, we announced that, together with […]