Fighters disturbing cows' dalliance
While it may seem a joke at first glance, a farmer located near the Ämari air base lost thousands of euros due to stress caused in his animals by low-flying fighter jets.
25.11.2016, Helen MihelsonPM
US fighter jets F-15C arrive in Estonia
Twelve fighter jets F-15C from the 493rd Fighter Squadron of the U.S. Air Force landed at the Estonian Amari air base on Friday for joint air drills slated to begin on Monday.
Russian stunt pilot: aviation «meaning of life» for Raivo Susi
A Russian stunt pilot paints Estonian businessman Raivo Susi, held in Moscow for third month accused in espionage, as a guy living for aviation. He deems the incident to be strange indeed.
27.04.2016, Jaanus PiirsaluPM
Unconventional warfare expert: Europe must prepare for the worst
When fighting ISIS, it is paramount to counteract their recruiting activities in Europe and this is best done by European Muslims themselves says Estonian Defence Forces Major Margus Kuul with Master's from US Naval Postgraduate School in defence analysis and irregular warfare.
13.04.2016, Evelyn KaldojaPM
New cameras helping detect crimes
Northern prefecture criminal department had to admit defeat while trying to identify a professional thief after the event – the picture by public camera was only good enough to point out a dark coat and hat. Half of Tallinners would have been suspects...
02.03.2016, Risto BerendsonPM
Estonia eyes engagement against ISIS
At defence ministry, ideas have been put into writing regarding Estonia's options between three likely foreign missions looming. A scenario would take our soldiers back to Iraq, to train combatants fighting Islamic State.
26.10.2015, Oliver KundPM
Hannes Hanso «embarrassed» that soc dems wanted to cut defence spending
Defence minister Hannes Hanso (44 today, Soc Dems) says the main near term aim is finding a new deputy chancellor for the ministry, and a new chief for Information Board. As for anti-refugee statements by servicemen, he wants to put an end to that.
06.10.2015, Oliver KundPM
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.
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.
UK fighter jets to arrive at Estonia's Amari air base in May
Defense Secretary of the U.K. Michael Fallon announced that from May to August four British Eurofighter Typhoon fighter jets will guard the airspace of the Baltic countries from the Amari air base in northwestern Estonia.
Estonia accepts Guantanamo prisoner
On the basis of a decision of the Estonian government from Oct. 9 last year to grant a request of the United States government, a Yemeni national released from the detention center at the U.S. Navy base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, arrived in Estonia on Wednesday afternoon.
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
First two Spanish fighters land at Amari
Two fighter jets of the Spanish Air Force landed at the Amari air base in northwestern Estonia on Monday and another two are scheduled to reach Estonia on Tuesday to take part in the Baltic air policing mission as of January.
Editorial: Ämari sees fulfilment of Obama promise
While visiting Estonia, the US President Barack Obama announced plans to create at Ämari an US-Baltic-Nordic air force training centre. By then, negotiations over the essence of the near $1bn NATO programme supporting European allies had been going on for months. By now, details of said programme have reached the 2015 budget of US armed forces and, of that, about $25m are earmarked as investments into Ämari.
Stoltenberg in Estonia: Russian air activity in Europe is unjustified
The new secretary general of NATO, Jens Stoltenberg, during his meeting with Estonian Prime Minister Taavi Roivas expressed concern over activity of Russian air forces over Europe and called it unjustified.
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 MänniPM
Russian planes straying into foreign airspace
Five times this year, warplanes from Russian Federation have entered airspace of Estonia.
23.09.2014, Toomas RandloPM
Russia bringing attack aircraft into Belarus
Up close to Lithuania’s side, the Russian planes would reach Šiauliai air base before its NATO fighters manage to take off.
29.07.2014, Kaspar JõgevaPM
Allies aiming to fill Baltic skies with fighters
Considering how many planes the Baltic airspace could hold, and how many fighters have been offered by NATO allies – in light of recent events – to secure Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian skies, we are nearing saturation, says Commander of the Estonian Defence Forces, Major-General Riho Terras.
20.03.2014, Evelyn KaldojaPM
Baltics fortified with extra US fighters
Yesterday at 2 , six US F-15C fighters and two KC-135 tanker-aircraft touched down at Šiauliai airbase, Lithuania, tasked with strengthening defence of Baltic skies.
07.03.2014, Merike Teder