Patriot system in Poland
Defence

US deploys Patriot system in Lithuania for air defense drills

The United States on Monday deployed a long-range air defense system Patriot, which is capable of downing missiles, in Lithuania for air defense drills to be held in July, the Lithuanian Defense Ministry said. […]

President Donald Trump speed in the US Congress
Foreign affairs

Baltic states not among top 10 interests of new US Admin – US analyst

The security of the Baltic states is not among the top 10 issues on the agenda of the new US presidential administration, says US defence expert Samuel Gardiner. […]

Ministry of Defence
Defence

Lithuania appointing new defence attache to Russia

Lieutenant Colonel Petras Montvila should be appointed as Lithuania’s next defence attache to Russia, members of the parliamentary National Security and Defence Committee confirmed to BNS after discussing candidates on Wednesday. […]

Conscripts
Defence

Lithuania to raise salaries for soldiers by 5% this year, another 10% in 2018

Lithuania’s Defence Ministry suggests raising salaries for troops by 5 percent in October and by further 10 percent in mid-2018, according to figures envisaged in the draft governmental resolution. […]