German PzH2000 shooting for the first time in Lithuania

Lithuanian national security – what awaits in the future

Processes proceeding far from Lithuania and right by its borders lead to the conclusion that challenges to national security have not disappeared. Today it is hard to predict how things will proceed thus national defence is one of the priorities of national security policy. […]

Minister of Defence Raimundas Karoblis at the DELFI TV conference

Minister of Defence on his plans for national defence infrastructure

Raimundas Karoblis’ name has so far not been well known in Lithuania. A career diplomat with over 20 years of experience, he himself was surprised by the proposal to become Minister of National Defence. He is inheriting a ministry with both an impressively rising budget and at the same time – the taint of corruption, but the former diplomat tells Delfi TV that in the end he decided to operate on the idea of “If need be, then so be it”. […]

Lithuanian solder

No general conscription for Lithuania before 2020

Should Lithuanian politicians decide to introduce general conscription, preparations would take at least four years and require more funding, experts say. […]


Lithuania’s defence spending next year to reach 1.79% of GDP

Lithuania is to spend 1.79% of its GDP on defence next year, according to the draft budget for 2017.

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