Lithuanian Armed Forces
Defence

New motorized infantry brigade will be formed in Western Lithuania in 2016

Starting on 1 January, 2016, a new motorized infantry brigade named Žemaitija will be formed in Western Lithuania. […]

The Russian T-72 tank
Defence

Lithuania’s Javelin missiles will turn Russian tanks into ‘tin cans,’ report claims

Last week, it was officially confirmed that Lithuania will buy Javelin mid-range anti-tank systems from the United States for €50 million. The T-72 tank, widely used by Russian army and also used in Ukraine, is like a tin can when faced with a Javelin. More about the Lithuanian military‘s new purchase was revealed on an LRT TV programme about military weapons. […]

Romualdas Lipskis
Defence

Lithuania sentences man for spying for Belarus

Vilnius County Court found former employee of state enterprise Oro Navigacija (Air Navigation) Romualdas Lipskis guilty of espionage. […]

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Defence

Lithuania’s defence budget 2016-2018 focuses on developing priority capabilities and combat training

Draft National Defence System Budget 2016-2018 has been submitted for consideration by the Lithuanian Parliament. With an aim to implement the strategic priorities of the activities of the National Defence System for the nearest future, the demand for defence appropriations for 2016 is EUR 574.0 million, or 1.48 percent of GDP. The sum exceeds the adopted Defence Budget 2016 by EUR 149 million, the Ministry of National Defence reports. […]

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Defence

Logistics specialists to support Lithuanian troops in Exercise Trident Juncture 2015

Logistics and movement control specialists of the Lithuanian Armed Forces and Mobile Refuelling Unit will provide logistical support to Lithuanian and allied troops taking part in NATO‘s Exercise Trident Juncture 2015 in Spain until 6 November, the Ministry of National Defence reports. […]

Lithuania and Sweden to strengthen security and defence cooperation

On 24 September Deputy Minister Marijus Velička underscored Lithuania’s intent to strengthen military cooperation with Sweden and other Nordic countries in a range of areas at a meeting with State Secretary Jan Salestrand of Swedish Ministry of Defence at the Ministry of National Defence of Lithuania. “Nordic-Baltic cooperation is a crucial factor of ensuring security in the region,” the deputy minister of national defence said. […]