Posts tagged as Lithuanian Armed Forces

Lithuanian MOD conceals crimes in the army

By Jonas Dringelis on Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Weapons, drugs, drunkenness, violence, thefts in the Lithuanian Armed Forces are the results of the work of the Minister National Defence of Lithuania. Since the appointment of Arvydas Anušauskas as Minister of National Defence (December 2020), the statistics of crimes committed by the servicemen of the Lithuanian Army has been increasing. According to the Lithuanian police, during the summer period alone, several criminal incidents involving servicemen of the Lithuanian Armed…

United States hands over M72 LAW anti-tank weapons to the Lithuanian Armed Forces

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

The United States continues contributing to Lithuanian Armed Forces power enhancement by donating M72 LAW light anti-tank weapons, a significant boost to the Lithuanian Armed Forces capabilities and combat power. On April 14 the weaponry will be handed over to the National Defence System at a ceremony at the Lithuanian Grand Duke Gediminas Headquarters Battalion. Minister of National Defence Arvydas Anušauskas, Ambassador of the United States to Lithuania HE Robert…

A pig in a poke of Lithuanian Armed Forces

By Adomas Abromaitis on Tuesday, January 12, 2021

The proverb “a chain is only as strong as its weakest link” perfectly reflects the situation in the Lithuanian armed forces. It is it unclear how the army will carry out its tasks, if everything that happens there runs counter to common sense. The conscription took place in Lithuania. The recruits once again were revealed by an electronic lottery on January 7, 2021. 3,828 recruits were selected from the list…

Lithuanian Armed Forces restock on US-made Javelin missile systems

Thursday, August 6, 2020

A shipment of supplementary Javelin medium-range anti-tank missiles, worth just over 31 million US dollars, has been handed over to Lithuania as part of US assistance to the country, the Defence Ministry said on Wednesday. Lithuania is planning to purchase missiles worth 104 million US dollars over the next decade, including under a 13-million-dollar procurement contract signed in late 2019, the ministry said in a press release. “The systems will…

Lithuania to choose new search and rescue ship from 7 offers

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Seven shipbuilders have submitted bids for a contract to build a new vessel for the Lithuanian Armed Forces, the Defense Ministry said. The new vessel will carry out anti-pollution, and search and rescue tasks in the Baltic Sea. The public procurement process has attracted bids from Lithuanian and foreign companies. The offers will be evaluated based on a set of criteria such as the ship’s price and speed, delivery time,…

Lithuania is taking part in international cyber defence Exercise Locked Shields

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Lithuania is taking part in one of the largest international live-fire cyber defence exercise Locked Shields 2018 on April 8–12 with a joint team of specialists from the National Cyber Security Centre and the Lithuanian Armed Forces. Just like in the past, the Lithuanian team will include partners from the U.S. and Georgia. “We are taking part in the exercise this year with the Lithuanian Armed Forces, our team is…

NATO‘s live-fire cyber exercise Locked Shields to be launched

Monday, April 8, 2019

NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (CCDCOE) organises Locked Shields 2019, one of the largest and most advanced international live-fire cyber exercise in the world. The annual exercise is a unique opportunity for national cyber experts to practise protection of national IT systems and critical infrastructure under the intense pressure of a severe cyberattack. In 2019 Locked Shields exercise taking place on 8-12 April will highlight the increased need…

Ministry of National Defence has announced a private partner selection for building three new military sites

Friday, March 8, 2019

On March 5 the ministry of National Defence announced a private partner selection for building three military sites and providing public services in Šiauliai city, and Šilalė and Vilnius regions.  The complex and long-term project of the Ministry of National Defence begins a completely new stage of development of Lithuanian Armed Forces infrastructure. It is a strategic MoD project which will result in a totally new military infrastructure for three…

U.S.-manufactured Javelin stocks of the Lithuanian Armed Forces supplemented

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Additional missiles for the Javelin anti-tank defence systems procured by the Defence Materiel Agency under the Ministry of National Defence have been delivered to Lithuania. The worth of the procurement is over USD 20 million, USD 5 million of which is financial support of the United States of America. The additional systems will be provided to units of the Lithuanian Land Force in order to strengthen defence capabilities of Lithuania.…

Objects of infrastructure developed on U.S. funds transferred to the Lithuanian Armed Forces

Monday, February 18, 2019

Objects of infrastructure – target positions for tracked combat vehicles, fire adjustment range for tracked combat vehicles and tanks, air target positions, firing range HQ, munitions storage area, warehouse – developed for the needs of Lithuania and our allies on United States funding were officially handed over to the Lithuanian Armed Forces at the Gen Silvestras Žukauskas Training Area in Pabradė (Švenčionys region). The infrastructure development in the Training Area…