Conscripts will only account for one-sixth of Lithuanian army

Despite the recommendations for the introduction of permanent conscription, Lithuanian conscripts will constitute only a small part of Lithuania’s total armed forces – about one-sixth – with the rest recruited as professional soldiers, Defence Minister Juozas Olekas told Žinių radijas. […]

Boxer IFV

Lithuania picks German Boxer IFVs for EUR 400m armament upgrade

Lithuania will open talks with German manufacturers over to purchase Boxer infantry fighting vehicles (IFV) for the country’s military, the State Defence Council (VGT) decided on Friday. […]

Valdas Tutkus

Lithuanian Defence and Security Industry Association accepts Tutkus’ resignation

Board of the Lithuanian Defence and Security Industry Association has accepted the resignation of Lieutenant General Valdas Tutkus, the country’s former chief of defence, from director of the organization. […]

Juozas Olekas

Defence minister: Lithuania choosing armoured vehicles from more than two offers

Lithuania’s Defence Minister Juozas Olekas says that the country is choosing infantry fighting vehicles from more than two options. […]