The program includes "the development of maneuverable armor, cyber command, the purchase of small weapons, improving the management of air force and naval forces, the modernization of landfills ".
Within four years, we will significantly increase our defensive capacity in order to be ready to respond immediately when the need arises,said Tsahkna.
According to him, “in the budget for 2017, it is planned to allocate 40 million euros for the purchase of ammunition, and in 2018-2021 years more 166,5 million euros will be invested in ammunition”.
In addition, in the 2019, the 44 CV90 infantry fighting vehicles will be purchased for the reconnaissance battalion, and support armored personnel carriers will be purchased for the 2020. In 2021, self-propelled guns must enter Estonia.
It is also necessary to replace all small arms and purchase personal protective equipment.
According to the defense ministry’s press service, “a cyber command will be created on the basis of the rear battalion and the staff battalion, to which all cyber-defense structures subordinate to the Ministry of Defense will be subordinate.”
In addition to the Central Polygon, it is planned to create two more Klooga polygons and Nursipal.
The cost of supporting defense enterprises will be doubled.
"The program for 2018-2021 years comes from the long-term program for the development of defense capability for 2017-2026 years, the goals of the development of NATO forces and the recommendations of the commander of the defense forces," the press service emphasized.