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Estonia wants to build an “anti-drone wall” on the border with Russia

May 25, 2024

Estonia wants to create an “anti-drone wall,” namely a system for detecting and displaying drones on the eastern border and over major cities.


This was stated by Estonian Interior Minister Lauri Laenemets, RBC-Ukraine reports citing ERR.

He told his Baltic colleagues about these plans during a two-day visit to Latvia. The plan envisages covering the entire eastern border with equipment capable of detecting and tracking drones, as well as providing such capabilities in large cities.

“This is a unique initiative of this scale. Detecting and countering drones is essential for both deterrence and response to influence activities by our eastern neighbors,” he said.

The minister noted that in the near future, Estonians should be prepared for the fact that Russia will increasingly try to disrupt their lives with drones, as it is becoming increasingly difficult to physically enter Estonian territory.

Weiko Kommusaar, Deputy Director General of the Police and Border Guard Board, said that from the police's point of view, it is important to cover the entire eastern border and major cities with stationary drone detection and tracking equipment, and the Police and Border Guard Board, together with its partners, is developing a plan to that effect.

Author - Serhii Kolomiets, 25/05/2024

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