Estonian Defence forces use HARDY 5th generation

Eesti Kaitsevägi võttis 2021. aastal kasutusele 120 tõusvate laskemärkide „Hardy“ 5.põlvkonna seadet.

OÜ ELI toodetud tõusvate laskemärkide komplektid „Hardy“ on olnud Eesti Kaitseväes kasutusel alates 1999 aastast. Enam kui paarikümne aasta jooksul toimunud koostöös Kaitseväega oleme tänaseks jõudnud „Hardy“ laskemärkide arendustöös 5.põlvkonna tooteni.

Väärib märkimist, et väliselt on 5.põlvkonna toode üsnagi sarnane paarikümne aasta vanuse seadmega - ju see annab tunnistust ka toonase toote heast tehnilisest lahendusest.

Oluline arendustöö ja suured muutused on aga toimunud laskemärgi elektrotehnilises osas. Suurenenud töökindlusega seadme puhul märkab kasutaja eelkõige laskemärgi kiiremat reageerimisaega ja pikenenud kahe laadimistsükli vahelist autonoomset tööaega.

Samuti on paranenud sidevahendite töökindlus ja ka tarkvara on uuendatud.

Oleme kindlad, et „Hardy“ 5.põlvkonna seadmed on tõhusad väljaõppevahendid ja võimaldavad kaitseväelastel läbi viia kõrgel tasemel taktikalist laskeväljaõpet.


In 2021 the Estonian Defence Forces deployed 120 "Hardy" 5th generation pop-up target devices.

"Hardy" pop-up target sets produced by OÜ ELI have been in use in the Estonian Defense Forces since 1999. In cooperation with the Defense Forces for more than a couple of decades, we have reached the 5th generation product in the development of "Hardy" pop-up targets.

It is worth noting that the appearance of the 5th generation product is quite similar to that of the device from a couple of decades ago – a proof of successful technical design at the time.

Significant development work and major changes have taken place in the electrotechnical part of the target.

In the case of a device with increased reliability, the user can notice the faster response time of the shooting target and the increased autonomous operating time between charging cycles.

The reliability of the communication equipment has also been improved and the operating software has been updated.

We are sure that "Hardy" 5th generation devices are effective training tools and enable the Estonian Defense Forces to conduct a tactical shooting training practice at the highest level.


PL-80 is on the market

We have developed new and much more capable UAV pneumatic launcher for UAV-s and other aircraft with MTOW up to 100 kg and launch them at speeds up to 25m/s. The launcher is light-weight, battery-operated and is quickly assembled. The system is easily portable in special rugged cases. Custom carriage rods can be designed based on clients UAV specifications. Please look under the products for more information.

IDEX 2019

Eli is glad to announce that we will be participating in IDEX 2019. The expo will be held from the 17th to the 21st February in Abu Dhabi. IDEX is the premier defense exhibition in region and attracts both exhibitors and visitors from all over the world. Eli will be showing both its unmanned system and our military simulations products at the show. Once gain the synergy of the Estonian defense  industry will be on display at our national pavilion. You can find us at  Stand no. 07-C10.

Eurosatory 2018

Every other year the worlds defense and security companies gather at Eurosatory to show their latest developments and meet end users from all corners of the world. Eurosatory 2018 will be held from 11th to 15th of June in Paris. As it has become custom over the years all Estonian companies have banned together to create a national pavilion and thus bring higher visibility to our innovative solutions. For the first time at Eurostatory we will be bringing out our Drone Nest. We will also have products from our military simulations side on show. If you are visiting the show then pay us a visit at Hall 6, Stand J351.

UMEX 2018

Eli will be attending UMEX 2018 in Abu Dhabi from the 25th to the 27th of February. UMEX is the premier unmanned systems expo in the region with companies from all over the world showing their latest platforms and technology. This makes UMEX the perfect venue for Eli to unveil a full scaled version of our new Drone Nest. Estonian companies will once again be part of a national pavilion supported by our Defence Industry Association.

If you are at the show then please stop by stand A-014 and say hello.


DSEI 2017

Once again it's time for the global defense and security industry converges in London. DSEI 2017 is a staple in our calendar and an expo we have proudly attended for years. This year you can find us at the North Hall, N3-430. We will be part of the Estonian national pavilion along side other grate companies. We are showing both our airborne solutions and our military simulations equipment. If you have ever wanted to see our weapons recoil simulations our find out why the M-Golf is the most realistic and cost efective way to train mortar teams then stop by from the 12th to the 15th of September.


IDEX 2017 recap

Eli took part of IDEX 2017 in Abu Dhabi form the 19th to the 23rd of February. Firstly we would like to thank everyone who took the time to visit us at the Estonian national Pavilion. The feedback we received was overwhelmingly positive and reconfirms the potential our products hold for the end users in the region. Estonian minister of defence Mr. Margus Tsahkna also attended the expo and met with Estonian companies and representatives of local government and industry.

IDEX 2017

Eli is taking part of IDEX 2017 in Abu Dhabi, from the 19th to the 23rd of February. We will be showing both our military simulations equipment and unmanned aerial systems. IDEX 2017 will also be the first time we give the world a look into our Drone Nest project. You can find us in the Estonian pavilion at 07-C10.


ELI honored to be named Estonian Defence Industry Company of the Year for 2016

Eli was presented with the award for the Estonian defence industry compnay of the year for 2016. The award was handed over during an official reception hosted by the Estonian Ministery of Defence, following the annual Estonian defence industry forum. The minister of defence Mr Margus Tsahkna noted in his speech that the state must support and partner with the defence industry companies and aid them in opening new export markets and not hinder their growth in any way. He added that by doing this we can rest assured that we are investing in the development of our defence capabilities not only on paper, but also have the necessary resources.

The CEO of the Estonina Defence Industry Association Mr Ingvar Pärnamäe added that the committee made a unanimous decision that the title of the Estonina defence industry company of the year 2016 will be given to Eli. He brought out some aspects including the fact that Eli has invested into the development of future technologies and by cooperating with the Estonian defence forces has been able to export its products to more then 30 countries world wide. 90% of the companies sales today consist of export.

Eli CEO Mr Tõnu Vaher was honored to receive the award and stated that Eli has been contributing to the defence industry for more then 20 years. The companies motivation lies with the wish to contribute to the security and longevity of the Estonian state by providing innovative solutions.

New UAV.EE website launched

We are excited to announce that the airborne solutions branch of Eli has launched a new and improved website. The website focuses on our ELIX-XL multirotor platform and provides us with the improved opportunity of showcasing our platform capabilities. You can also find information on our other products in the airborne category. Click HERE to go to the new website.

ADEX 2016

The Eli team is back from Baku, where we spent the last week at ADEX 2016. We were the only Estonian company present and we did our best to put the Estonian defense industry on the map. Both our ELIX-XL and military simulations equipment received a lot of attention from visitors. We are also glad to announce that Eli military simulations will be providing the Ministry of Defense of Azerbaijani with mortar simulators and thus helping them bring their training process to a new level.

ADEX 2016

ELI is glad to announce that we will be attending ADEX 2016 in Baku, AZERBAIJAN from the 27th to the 30th of September. You can find our military simulations and airborne solution on show in hall 2, stand 2010.


ELI is taking part of Eurosatory 2016 from the 13th to the 17th of June in Paris, France. We will be showing our latest military simulations equipment and multirotors at the Estoninan national pavilion. Come visit us in Hall 5 - J521.




UMEX 2016

ELI took part in UMEX 2016 in Abu Dhabi. The expo brings together manufacturers of unmanned systems and end users from all over the world. We were proud to have been showing our ELIX-XL system next to other fantastic companies leading the way in unmanned system development in Estonia.