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NATO, Nordic, Baltic air force commanders meeting in Lithuania to discuss security

NATO’s Allied Air Command (AIRCOM) commander is meeting with commanders of the Air Forces of the Nordic and Baltic states and Poland in Lithuania on Wednesday to discuss the regional security situation, military cooperation and share the latest information about the national air forces. […]

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”. […]

Russian Baltic fleet on exercises in Kaliningrad

NATO Forces in Baltic States: numerous but disjointed

As the Baltic States continue to confront Russian air and naval power in the Baltic Sea, two small missile ships, the Zelenyy Dol and the Serpukhov entered this crowded body of water at the end of October. These Russian vessels will reportedly become part of a newly formed Baltic division in the near future (TVNET, October 26). The redeployment of the Zelenyy Dol and Serpukhov is just the latest regional development negatively affecting the security of the Baltic States. None of these three post-Soviet republics has the financial resources available to sufficiently strengthen its own naval capabilities in response. Therefore, in order to defend their sovereignty and ensure the sustainability of their defence sectors, the Baltic States’ naval policies will continue to stress the ability to “fill the gaps” in the full spectrum of Allied maritime operations in the region, Olevs Nikers writes in the Jamestown Foundation. […]

NATO military equipment shipped to Lithuania

Lithuanian, Latvian defence ministers to discuss synchronization of military procurement

Lithuania and Latvia are planning to cooperate in an effort to synchronize procurement of military equipment. […]


Lithuania’s defence industry subcontracting market to hit €150m

Increasing defence spending by the Lithuanian government will increase the size of the defence subcontracting market up to €150 million over the coming years. Gintaris Satkus, director of the Lithuanian Defence and Security Industry association, […]


US airforce sending a strong message, says US Commander

The landing of F-22 US Raptor fighters in Lithuania last week sent a strong signal of deterrence, said Captain Michael Probasco, the US 95th Fighter Squadron pilot on LRT. “The very fact that we brought […]