Dalia Grybauskaitė, Juozas Olekas

‘War’ between Lithuanian president and cabinet

The so-called army utensils scandal is turning into an open war between the president and the cabinet, Lithuanian analysts say. President Dalia Grybauskaitė has called Minister of National Defence Juozas Olekas a liar, stating that […]

A Latvian soldier, foreground, scans the terrain through the scope of his Spike anti-tank weapon Photo Captain Mark Ruban Public Affairs Officer Operation REASSURANCE Land Task Force

Lithuania signs USD 0.5bn deal with Israeli weapon maker

Lithuania has closed a deal with the Israeli weapon company “Rafael” and will get new-generation missiles and remote controlled weapon stations, according to the Israeli newspaper “Yedioth Ahronoth”. […]

Linas Jakštas

First Lithuanian conscript joins professional military service in airforce

Linas Jakštas is the first conscript to start professional military service with Lithuania‘s airforce after finishing his compulsory military service.

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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 […]