Estonia: Defence Minister approves 2024-2027 defence plan

Estonia’s Minister of Defence, Hanno Pevkur, has approved a defence plan for 2024-2027 to increase the country’s military capabilities and defence forces, ERR reports. Pevkur said that Estonia would acquire “significantly more and better weapons, ammunition, and equipment,” as well as invest in people and infrastructure. The defence plans include investments in the Ă„mari Air Base, new ammunition and other depots, medium-range air defence missiles, increased mechanisation, and naval capabilities. Ammunition procurements will total more than EUR 1.2bn over the four-year period. Also, the government will increase co-financing of defence industry projects.