Dalia Grybauskaitė and Juozas Olekas

President: Olekas will be remembered as minister of “golden spoons”

Lithuania’s President Dalia Grybauskaitė has decided not to approve Defense Minister Juozas Olekas of the Social Democrats as caretaker health minister due to his discredited reputation in the story of “golden spoons.” […]

Defence Minister Juozas Olekas

Lithuania purchases hundreds of used military vehicles from Netherlands

Several hundreds of used military vehicles purchased from the Netherlands will add mobility and power to the Lithuanian Armed Forces, Defence Minister Juozas Olekas said on Thursday. […]

NASAMS missile system

Lithuania wants to buy defence systems from Norwegian government

Lithuania would buy the NASAMS medium-range missile defence systems from the Norwegian government, not directly from the manufacturer Kongsberg, Lithuania’s Defence Minister Juozas Olekas says.

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L-39 of the Lithuanian air force

Air Force ‘weak link in Lithuanian defence’

While Lithuania is raising spending to strengthen its land forces, air forces have to do with the L-39 aircraft which are unsuitable for a serious combat and can only simulate air battles with slow and […]