Estonia - Country Commercial Guide
Defense and Security
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Globalization, environmental developments, global terrorism, organized crime, and the digitization of both private and public sectors are raising both opportunities and threats to safety and security in Estonia’s economy. Estonia’s participation in the Schengen area increases the threats it faces from international terrorism and organized crime, as does its proximity to Russia. Historically, Russia has been a source of concern because of the border incidents, airspace violations, and cyberattacks. Estonia is vigilant in monitoring its eastern border and ensuring its defense. Efforts include surveillance technology and cooperation with neighboring countries and NATO. There is growing demand for U.S. made equipment used in access control, contraband detection, surveillance, and law enforcement.

Estonia meets its NATO commitment to allocate at least two percent of its GDP for defense spending. This includes investments in modernizing its armed forces, procuring advanced equipment, and enhancing its defense capabilities.

DS and AmCham Estonia maintain an active OSAC country chapter.  More information, as well as the Estonia Country Security Report, is available at

Leading Sub-Sectors

Access control equipment, biometrics applications, law enforcement supplies and equipment, forensics equipment, and surveillance equipment, including CCTV systems, and residential alarms.


Estonian Defence Investment Plan 2023-2037


Estonian Defense Industry Association

Estonian Security Companies Association