CONTENT PREVIEW
Military Capabilities

Estonia, Switzerland discuss defence co-operation

19 September 2013

Defence and security co-operation was on the agenda during a bilateral meeting of Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet and his Swiss counterpart Didier Burkhalter in Bern on 19 September.

The meeting between the ministers primarily focused on economic issues such as the free movement of labour, although Paet said in comments carried by the Baltic News Service that there was "much room for development in defence co-operation". He placed particular emphasis in relation to the NATO Co-operative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence, which opened in Talin in 2008.

Estonia emerged as a European centre of excellence in cyber security in recent years; in part because of action taken following the cyber attacked directed against Estonia in 2007.



(117 of 139 words)
By posting a comment you confirm that you have read and accept our Posting Rules and our Terms of Use of this site.

RELEVANT PROFILE LISTINGS

  • IWI DAN .338 sniper rifle

    Development The Israeli Weapons Industries (IWI) designed the DAN .338 Lapua Magnum sniper rifle to provide precise aimed fire out to at least 1,200 m. It is a departure for IWI from its earlier designs, which were self-loading sniper rifles, to a bolt-action design. The DAN, the name for which is

  • KBP PP-93 9 mm machine pistol

    Development The PP-93 (PP-93, Pистолет-Pулемет-93) is described as a light machine pistol. It can fire the standard 9 × 18 mm Makarov rounds or the more powerful 57-N-181SM cartridge. It is intended for use with

  • Zeveta RTG 68 mm anti-structure munition

    Development The Reactive Thermobaric Grenade (RTG) was designed as an anti-structure munition for use in urban and other battlefield scenarios, such as cave clearing and destruction of field fortifications. It was developed by Zeveta Ammunition in co-operation with the Czech Vojenský

  • Heckler & Koch MP5 9 mm sub-machine gun series

    Development The Heckler & Koch MP5 sub-machine gun was developed from the G3 rifle and has the same method of operation. Some components of early-manufacture guns are interchangeable with those used on the rifle. The sub-machine gun was adopted in late 1966 police forces and border police of

  • KBP PP-90M1 9 mm sub-machine gun

    Development The PP-90M1 9 mm sub-machine gun (PP-90M1, Pистолет-Pулемет-90M1) was first shown publicly early in 2001. It is manufactured by the Tula based KBP Instrument Design Bureau. Care should be taken to distinguish

ADVERTISEMENT

Industry Links

IHS Jane's is not responsible for the content within or linking from Industry Links pages.
ADVERTISEMENT