F22 Raptor landing in the Šiauliai air port
Defence

PM – Warplane maneuvers over Baltic Sea may lead to serious incidents

Both NATO and Russian troops must stay calm and keep their composure, Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis said on Thursday, noting that recent military aircraft maneuvers over the Baltic Sea could have lead to serious incidents. […]

F-16 fighter-jet
Defence

Netherlands taking over NATO air-policing mission in Lithuania

Dutch aviators with four F-16 fighter-jets will take over the NATO Baltic air-policing mission conducted from the Šiauliai air base in Lithuania, the Alliance said. […]

NATO exercise
Defence

NATO jets in Baltics scrambled to escort 7 Russian warplanes last week

NATO fighter jets serving in the Alliance’s air-policing mission in the Baltic countries last week were scrambled to identify and escort seven Russian military aircraft flying in international airspace over the Baltic Sea, the Lithuanian Defence Ministry said on Monday. […]

US Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James
Defence

US Congress ‘should approve missile export to Lithuania’

A recent visit to Lithuania by US Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James, during which the Americans pledged to support the formation of a regional air defence architecture by deploying air defence elements in the region for training, underscores Washington‘s commitments to Baltic defence, DELFI reports. […]