Posts tagged as facilities

Startup hub, tourist attraction, hotel among ideas for closed prison in central Vilnius

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

A startup hub, tourist attraction or hotel could appear in the territory of the Lukiskes prison in central Vilnius, which was closed in early July. Such ideas were voiced during a discussion involving politicians, businessmen and public figures on Tuesday. Justice Minister Elvinas Jankevicius called for the use of the opened-up space as quick as possible, saying that it should be open to all people. The six-building complex covers an…

Drones pose increasing challenge to critical infrastructure protection in Latvia

Monday, June 10, 2019

Unmanned aerial vehicles pose an increasing challenge to the security of critical infrastructure in Latvia, therefore the regulatory framework in this area needs to be improved, the State Security Service told LETA. Earlier this week, the government reviewed a report on critical infrastructure protection in Latvia last year. Critical infrastructure includes facilities, systems and parts thereof that are essential for the functioning of Latvia’s society and economy and implementation of…

Russian Baltic Fleet’s warplanes practice intercepting air targets

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Pilots of the Baltic Fleet’s fighter aircraft regiment stationed in Russia’s westernmost Kaliningrad Region practiced intercepting air targets and delivering strikes against a notional enemy’s facilities, the Fleet’s press office reported on Monday. “The crews of Su-27 fighter planes performed elements of aerobatic maneuvers and training missions to intercept high-speed targets in the sky over the Kaliningrad Region and practiced measures for the forceful landing of a notional enemy’s aircraft…

Norway Beefs Up Arctic Defences at Russia’s Doorstep

Friday, January 18, 2019

Having partially dismantled its northern defences in the 1990s following the collapse of the Soviet Union, Norway now seeks to re-establish its presence in the strategic area amid rising tensions between NATO and Russia. The Norwegian Defence Ministry plans to invest nearly NOK 2.5 billion ($290 million) rebuilding and expanding its Cold War-era military facilities in the far north. “Our assignment is to establish a presence”, Colonel Jørn Erik Berntsen,…

Leaks Connected to Edward Snowden Are Still Trickling Out — 5 Years After His NSA Document Dump

By Deb Riechmann on Monday, June 4, 2018

Whistleblower or traitor, leaker or public hero? Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden blew the lid off U.S. government surveillance methods five years ago, but intelligence chiefs complain that revelations from the trove of classified documents he disclosed are still trickling out. That includes recent reporting on a mass surveillance program run by close U.S. ally Japan, and on how the NSA targeted bitcoin users to gather intelligence to…