Posts tagged as minister of defense

All Lithuania as a one big military training area

By Vairis Godmanis on Monday, March 29, 2021

Recently, the Ministry of Defense of Lithuania wanted to build a huge military facility in the West of the country, but the research showed that due to natural features, the designated territories do not meet the needs of the army in order to conduct comprehensive military exercises on them. In this regard, the Minister of Defense of Lithuania Arvydas Anušauskas and the Minister of Environment Simonas Gentvilas agreed that the…

Col Rauno Sirk to become new commander of Estonian Air Force

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Estonian Minister of Defense Juri Luik has signed directives whereby Col. Rauno Sirk is appointed commander of the Estonian Air Force and Lt. Col. Margus Kuul commander of the Special Operations Force. Sirk has for the past three years been director of the Center for Defense Investment (ECDI). He has also previously served as chief of the Amari air base, chief of staff of the Air Force and as deputy…

British defense secretary visits Estonia

Monday, March 26, 2018

British Secretary of State for Defence Gavin Williamson arrived in Estonia for a two-day visit on Sunday, where his first stop, together with Ministry of Defence Jüri Luik (IRL), was Tapa Army Base to visit the British, Danish and Estonian troops serving there. Addressing the troops in Tapa, Luik said that just as the U.K. and its troops have stood by Estonia, Estonia is likewise prepared to stand by the U.K. The…