Precision munitions, C2 digitalisation and Joint Fires integration: Inside Estonia’s Fires modernisation plans

Precision munitions, C2 digitalisation and Joint Fires integration: Inside Estonia’s Fires modernisation plans

Estonia’s massive military modernisation on its indirect fires capability is putting the spotlight on the nation’s willingness to improve its interoperability with allied countries, highlighted by the recent purchase of Korean-built K9 Thunder self-propelled 155-millimeter howitzers with ammunition compatible with NATO standards.  

Defence IQ gained exclusive insight from Major General Indrek Sirel, Deputy Commander, Estonian Defence Forces and key speaker of this year’s Future Indirect Fires Eastern Europe, who discusses the core priorities of the nation’s Fires modernisation plans in terms of capability development, improving NATO’s Eastern Flank’s readiness and integrating digital fires across the Alliance.  

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Key benefits of downloading the piece:

  • Gain insider insight on Estonia’s Fires modernisation plans, from Major General Sirel who will be present at Futures Indirect Fires Eastern Europe
  • Learn more about Estonia’s focus for indirect fires capability development
  • Develop business strategies by meeting the right people from Estonian Defence Force, who are officially supporting this year’s Future Indirect Fires Eastern Europe

In this interview, Major General Sirel answers the following questions:

  • Estonia is currently undergoing the biggest period of military modernisation in the country’s history; could you outline the EDF’s main priorities when it comes to your ambitious Fires modernisation plans?
  • Which developments in munitions do you think will be the most critical in bridging the perceived capability gaps in Allied Fires?
  • As one of the locations for NATO’s Enhanced Forward Presence (eFP) in Eastern Europe how would you describe the work being done by the Alliance in Estonia to integrate digital joint fires into a multinational framework and improve interoperability?
  • In what ways do industry need to improve their contribution to re-arming of the nations along NATO’s Eastern Flank in order to improve their readiness for a peer or near-peer conflict?

At this year’s Future Indirect Fires Eastern Europe, Major General Sirel will deliver a host nation address. To view the full speaker panel, please click here.



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