USA wants F-35 fighters in Baltics (1)
The United States of America have been discussing sending a unit composed of their most modern and expensive F-35 fighter planes into the Baltic region as these are employed in second half of the year. «We desire that F-35, for instance, do a little Baltic air policing,» (AAC) head General Herbert «Hawk» Carlisle said speaking to US Congress armed forces committee the day before yesterday.
15.07.2016, Liis VelskerPM
Like neighbours, Estonia to lay down a frontier zone
Within years, the Estonian Eastern border modernised for €71m will after the example of neighbours get a frontier zone with specific requirements, says interior minister Hanno Pevkur (Reform). While width is not yet decided, border guards will gain richer information of what is happening near the border, and whoever goes there will be better scrutinized.
02.06.2016, Oliver KundPM
Russian helicopter violates Estonia's airspace
The Estonian Foreign Ministry has delivered a protest to the Russian ambassador after a Russian Mi-8 helicopter violated the Estonian airspace near the border guard base of Vasknarva shortly before noon on Thursday.
US drone to perform flight over Estonia
A U.S. unmanned aerial vehicle RQ-4 Global Hawk is to fly in Estonian airspace on Monday.
Spain, Belgium to take over responsibility for NATO Baltic air policing
Spain and Belgium will take over responsibility for the NATO air policing mission in the Baltic countries at the beginning of January.
Russian military plane intrudes into Estonian airspace
Around Thursday noon a Russian military aircraft intruded into Estonian airspace and the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has sent a note of protest to the Russian embassy in Tallinn.
Editorial: who pulled the trigger?
By Dutch led investigation into Boeing 777-200 of Malaysia Airlines shot down above East-Ukraine on July 17th 2014, no explicit answer was provided as to who pulled the trigger to bring death to 298 people. What we do know is that Russia has stoked and stirred the events indirectly and directly causing the calamity.
International airport idea near Narva faces Russia fear headwinds
Citing security concerns, interior ministry hesitates to award border and customs control operations to the tiny Olgina Airfield near Narva which wishes to receive private planes flown by Russia's rich.
14.10.2015, Andres ReimerPM
NATO cutting Baltic air policing mission in half
NATO will downsize the air policing mission in the Baltic countries by half, with eight fighter-jets due to patrol the skies as of September as compared with the current 16 jets, as well as one contingent left in Lithuania instead of the current two, the Alliance's spokesman confirmed on Tuesday.
Another Russian military plane intrudes into Estonian airspace
The Estonian Foreign Ministry on Friday sent a note of protest to the Russian embassy in Tallinn after another Russian military plane intruded into Estonian airspace on Thursday.
US fighter jets destroy ground targets at Estonia's central training ground
U.S. F-16 fighter jets fired at ground targets during a joint training exercise of the air forces of Estonia and the United States at the Estonian defense forces' central training ground Wednesday.
US F-16 fighters destroy ground targets at central training ground
U.S. F-16 fighters taking part in a nearly month-long joint air force exercise of Estonia and the United States on Thursday for the first time destroyed ground targets at the defense forces central training area.
Estonian off the air ... or not
A couple of weeks ago, Riigikogu ratified a law whereby English only will be used in radio communication in Estonian airspace. Yesterday, the President proclaimed the Act, but before its entry into force officials are attempting to bring the Estonian language back by a new bill.
13.02.2015, Toomas RandloPM
Private pilots want to keep Estonian as radio communication language
The chairman of the Estonian Private Pilots Association, Raul Reap, hopes that a constructive dialogue will take place between the aviation sector and the government in the future and that the Estonian language will not disappear from radio communications.
Eight violations of Estonian airspace by Russian warplanes registered in 2014
Aircraft of the armed forces of Russia made eight unauthorized entries into Estonian airspace last year, with most incursions taking place in the vicinity of the tiny Gulf of Finland island Vaindloo.
Spanish Air Force takes over air policing duties at Amari
In a ceremony held at Amari Air Base in Estonia at noon on Friday, Spanish pilots and personnel took over the duties of guarding the airspace of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania from the air force of another NATO member Germany.
02.01.2015, News.postimees.ee / BNSPM
Ambassador handed protest note re Russian plane intruding into Estonian airspace
Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Tuesday summoned Russian Ambassador Yuri Merzlyakov and handed him a protest note regarding an aircraft of the armed forces of Russia once again making an unauthorized entry into the Estonian airspace.
Russian aircraft again intrudes into Estonian airspace
An Antonov An-72 aircraft of the armed forces of Russia made an unauthorized entry into the Estonian airspace on Thursday.
Russia denies violating Estonian, Lithuanian airspace
The Russian Defense Ministry has denied a Dutch report of the incursion of a Russian military transport plane into the airspace of Estonia and Lithuania on Wednesday.
Air force chief: Russian planes' flights near border are no sign of danger
According to the commander of the Estonian Air Force, Col. Jaak Tarien, there is nothing special about Russian military planes making flights near the Estonian border and there is no reason to panic.
Era of drone freedom is over
Today, Estonian Civil Aviation Administration enforced rules regarding where and how high unmanned aircraft may be flown over our land. The rules are aimed at avoiding accidents. In times that lie ahead, done pilots may come under police surveillance.
02.10.2014, Oliver KundPM
High level air policing exercise in Estonian skies
Yesterday at Ämari Air Base, NATO troops practiced polite escort home for stray planes. The scenario was by Germans from Ramstein Air Base in South-West Germany: a plane from a friendly nation, with communication and navigation out of order, finds itself in foreign air space. It is there approached by Finnish fighters to nicely point the plane homewards where it comes under German fighters’ care.
01.10.2014, Marian Männi