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Estonian 2022 defence budget will be its biggest ever

9th October 2021 - 19:37 GMT | by Flavia Camargos Pereira in Kansas City

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Estonia just acquired the Blue Spear 5G SSM land-to-sea missile systems (Photo - Estonia MoD)

Defence expenditure in Estonia will reach €748 million ($865.45 million) in 2022, accounting for 2.31% of predicted GDP and marking a €103 million year-on-year increase.

Estonia will reach a historical record in terms of defence spending next year. A total of €748 million ($865.45 million) will be allocated in 2022 to NATO-related expenditure, routine defence expenses plus the acquisition and development of new capabilities. 

The budget will represent 2.31% of forecasted GDP for the Baltic republic.

The MoD plans to acquire new capabilities, to develop a comprehensive national defence capacity against cyber threats as well as to better equipped manned and unmanned combat-capable units.

The announcement of the 2022 defence budget was made by the Minister of Defence Kalle Laanet in late September.

Laanet stressed …

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