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

Testing of new 4×4 armored vehicles

Testing of new 4x4 armored vehicles As the final stage of the project, testing of new 4x4 armored vehicles took place in Tapa, evaluating the compliance of the four-wheeled vehicles with the requirements of the defence forces. In addition to Turkish vehicles, companies from France, Italy, Israel, Finland, and Spain also participated in the initial stages of the project. Under the conditions of competition, we selected the top four platforms. In the last stage, Turkish companies Otokar, BMC, and Nurol [...]

RFI – BRASS capability for Estonian Defence Forces

RFI - BRASS capability for Estonian Defence Forces The Estonian Centre for Defence Investments (ECDI) would like to invite you to participate in the preliminary Request for Information (RFI) stage of preparation of the tendering process for procurement of “BRASS capability” for Estonian Defence Forces (EDF)”. The intent of the RFI is to see available solutions based on military messaging and communication solutions present on the market today, which can fulfill both National and NATO's requirements. The overall scope of [...]

Estonia has signed a contract with Israel Aerospace Industries to acquire long-range loitering munitions

The Republic of Estonia has signed an agreement with Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) to procure advanced long-range loitering munitions, making it the one of the most expensive defense procurement Estonia has ever made. The procurement of long-range loitering munitions aims to strengthen Estonia's defence capability by significantly increasing its indirect fire capabilities. Along with extended range artillery ammunition, anti-ship missiles, and multiple launch rocket systems, Estonia will have various capabilities to influence the adversary from long distances in the near [...]

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.


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


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.