Volunteers fill up half of 2016 military draft

Almost half the positions of this year’s military draft have already been filled by volunteers, according to Lithuania’s Ministry of National Defence. If volunteers continue signing up at the present rate, there might not be any need to draft young men who have not come forward for the military service themselves, the ministry says. […]


Lithuania to reach agreement with Boxer IFVs supplier in July

Lithuania expects to conclude its deal with Artec over acquiring infantry fighting vehicles (IFV) Boxer in July, the country’s army chief Lieutenant General Jonas Vytautas Žukas said. Before that, the army needs to finish talks with the Organisation for Joint Armament Cooperation (OCCAR) which will negotiate the deal with Artec on Lithuania’s behalf. […]

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Conscription lists for 2016 in Lithuania to be compiled in January

Mandatory military service lists in Lithuania for 2016 will be finalized on 7 January 2016. As in 2015, next year 3,000 young men will join the 9-month mandatory service. […]

Vytautas Jonas Žukas, Juozas Olekas, Algirdas Butkevičius, Dalia Grybauskaitė, Loreta Graužinienė

Lithuanian president: AFV purchase to be discussed by State Defence Council

The acquisition of armoured fighting vehicles will be discussed by the State Defence Council, the Lithuanian presidential office confirmed to BNS on Wednesday. […]