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Estonia Visits Otokar for ARMA 6X6 Acquisition
Land

Estonia Visits Otokar for ARMA 6X6 Acquisition

Estonian Centre for Defence Investments (ECDI) visited the Otokar facility to receive further information about ARMA 6x6 procurement processes.

Estonia to Protect its Waters with Blue Spear AShM
Weapon / Missile

Estonia to Protect its Waters with Blue Spear AShM

Estonia will use land-based Blue Spear, jointly developed from the Gabriel anti-ship missile by Israel and Singapore, to protect its waters.

Saudi Wahaj Integrates Akrab RCWS on THeMIS UGV
Expo and Air Show Unmanned Systems

Saudi Wahaj Integrates Akrab RCWS on THeMIS UGV

Estonian Milrem Robotics’ THeMIS UGV has been displayed with Saudi defence firm Wahaj’s Akrab RCWS at the World Defense Show 2024.

Poland Hands Over Piorun MANPDADS to Estonia
Weapon / Missile

Poland Hands Over Piorun MANPDADS to Estonia

Estonia has taken delivery of Polish Piorun MANPADS, an agreement worth €103 million was signed for the systems.

Milrem Robotics Combines THeMIS UGV with HITROLE
Unmanned Systems Weapon / Missile

Milrem Robotics Combines THeMIS UGV with HITROLE

Milrem Robotics’ Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV), THeMIS, merges with Leonardo’s HITROLE remote weapons station.

Estonia Procures 100 NMS 4X4s from Turkish Nurol Makina
Land

Estonia Procures 100 NMS 4X4s from Turkish Nurol Makina

A contract was signed between Nurol Makina and the Estonian Defence Procurement Agency (ECDI) in Tallinn on October 18, 2023, to acquire 100 NMS 4x4s.

Estonia Ordered ARMA 6x6 from Otokar for € 130 Million
Land

Estonia Ordered ARMA 6x6 from Otokar for € 130 Million

Otokar received an approximately € 130 million order from Estonia for the ARMA 6x6 APC. The agreement was signed in Estonia on October 18th.

Milrem Robotics Exhibits Type-X at IDEX 2023
Unmanned Systems Expo and Air Show

Milrem Robotics Exhibits Type-X at IDEX 2023

Estonia-based defence company Milrem Robotics is exhibiting its Type-X robot at IDEX 2023. The Type-X combat variant is armed with a 30 mm automatic cannon and carries a Hunter 2S Halcon ammunition launcher.

Milrem Robotics to Deliver THeMIS UGVs to Ukraine
Unmanned Systems

Milrem Robotics to Deliver THeMIS UGVs to Ukraine

Estonian robotics and autonomous systems developer Milrem Robotics and the German defence company Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) have signed a contract to deliver 14 THeMIS unmanned ground vehicles (UGV) to Ukraine.

Finland and Estonia will combine their coastal anti-ship missile systems
Defence Politics

Finland and Estonia will combine their coastal anti-ship missile systems

Hanno Pevkur, Estonia’s minister of defence, stated that his nation would combine its coastal anti-ship missile system with Finland.

The Spanish Army receives the first THeMIS UGV from Milrem Robotics
Land Unmanned Systems

The Spanish Army receives the first THeMIS UGV from Milrem Robotics

Estonia-based Milrem Robotics company has delivered the first THeMIS Unmanned Ground Vehicle to the Spanish Defence Ministry.

Estonia to get six HIMARS for 500 million USD
Weapon / Missile

Estonia to get six HIMARS for 500 million USD

The State Department approved FMS Estonia of M142 HIMARS for an estimated cost of up to $500 million.

Israel does not ban Estonia from donating Spike ATGMs to Ukraine
Bilateral Relations

Israel does not ban Estonia from donating Spike ATGMs to Ukraine

Israel denies restrictions on Estonia's access to Israeli weaponry, refuting prior claims. Collaboration continues on Spike ATGM.

 Baltic nations send US-made Stingers, Javelins to Ukraine while Germany Resists
Bilateral Relations Regional / Strategy

Baltic nations send US-made Stingers, Javelins to Ukraine while Germany Resists

The Baltic states will send “Stinger” and “Javelin” missile systems and various individual equipment to help Ukraine strengthen its defences. Estonia will provide Javelin anti-tank missiles, while Lithuania and Latvia will provide Stinger anti-aircraft missiles and adjacent equipment.