Centre for Defence Investment2021-09-28T11:41:50+00:00

The Estonian Defence Forces and the Estonian Defence League will improve their antitank armament

The Estonian Defence Forces and the Estonian Defence League will improve their antitank armament Demonstration of Spike LR in Estonia (2021) The Centre for Defence Investment (CDI) has entered into a contract with Eurospike GmbH in order to acquire the Spike SR antitank armament for the Estonian Defence Forces and the Estonian Defence League, thereby significantly improving the capacity of antitank measures. “In the case of such a high-volume and important investment, we are extremely glad [...]

New Defence Forces grenade launchers arrived in Estonia

New Defence Forces grenade launchers arrived in Estonia The Estonian Centre for Defence Investment (ECDI), in cooperation with Latvia, ordered modern Carl-Gustaf M4 grenade launchers from the Swedish company Saab. With the first shipment of 314 weapons having arrived in Estonia. ‘Supplied by Sweden, the weapons will dramatically increase short-range anti-tank capabilities and replace the older model Carl-Gustaf M2, which is currently in use. The new grenade launchers will be used in parallel with the modification weapons [...]

Estonia makes a large-scale investment for the maintenance of EDF’s vehicle fleet

Estonia makes a large-scale investment for the maintenance of EDF's vehicle fleet The Centre for Defence Investment announced two public procurements with the objective of finding long-term partners for repair and maintenance work of the armoured vehicles and wheeled vehicles of the Estonian Defence Forces. The estimated total volume of the agreements amounts to 250 million euros. According to Ivar Janson, Armoured Equipment Strategic Category Manager of the Centre for Defence Investment, this constitutes a significant and extensive investment in [...]

Centre for Defence Investments (ECDI) was established by the Minister of Defence decree on 9 November 2015, the Centre became operational on 1 January 2017.

The plan to set up the Centre dates back to 2010, when the new national defence strategy provided for the establishment of an agency to handle procurement and manage property.

Defence Investment Centre brings together the previously separate procurement and infrastructure management authority – mostly military and defence – of specialist expertise, knowledge-experience and financial resources.

People of the Centre for Defence Investments are professionals who until now have been working in the Ministry of Defence and Defence Forces.

The volume of investments and procurement had grown several times

There was a need for the new institution since the volume of investments and procurement of special equipment in the area of government had grown several times – whereas in 2010 investments in national defence and defence-related procurements totalled 57.3 million euros, the amount is expected to grow to 200 million euros by 2020.

Clear need for more efficient coordination

Procurement has become more complicated and there is an increased volume of managed infrastructure. At the same time neither the number of staff nor management changed – there was clear need for more efficient coordination both in the area of procurement and infrastructure.

Procurement process is more transparent

The Centre conducts procurement in the Ministry of Defence, the Defence Forces and other government agencies, and manages the use of their real estate. As a joint body, it enables the processes that have been used in different institutions to be harmonised, the quality of contracting to be improved and harmonised, and the roles and responsibilities of stakeholders to be clarified.

The Centre has a complete picture

The Centre has a complete picture of the status of the infrastructure and the investment needs in the entire area of government, and the entire procurement process is more transparent and clearer. Defence Forces will enable the Centre to focus on their core business, or military tasks.

Mission

To support the national capability development with professionally organised procurements, infrastructure development and administrative activities and investments.

Vision

Be cooperative, be a competent and responsible partner for all agencies and enterprises operating in the field of national defence and be a valued employer for employees. The experience of the Centre for Defence Investments draws on both the best practices, knowledge and experience of Defence Forces, the Ministry of Defence, as well as the private sector. The benchmark of professionalism of the Centre for Defence Investments is the assessment of cooperation partners.