Posts tagged as Ministry of Defense

Lithuanian Armed Forces buy new pistols instead of vaccines

By Vairis Godmanis on Tuesday, March 30, 2021

During the struggle against the terrible consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic and ensuing consequences in the national economy, the Lithuanian Ministry of Defense bought a batch of new firearms to finally abandon the pistols of different caliber. The Armed Forces of Lithuania has already passed the first batch of German pistols HK SFP9 SF Paddle. This was reported by the press service of the Lithuanian Ministry of Defense. Lithuanian servicemen…

Latvia: Medical students to be taught military medicine basics

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

The Ministry of Defense (MoD) is in talks with higher education institutions to include the basics of military medicine in medical study programs. As the ministry’s parliamentary secretary Martins Stakis (For Development) told the Saeima Budget and Finance Committee today, the defense budget will increase next year taking into account economic growth and while at the same time maintaining a level of 2% of GDP. Regarding the defense sector’s relationship with the…

Belgian unit to arrive in Estonia as part of NATO battalion in 2019

Monday, November 19, 2018

Members of the Chasseurs Ardennais battalion of the Belgian armed forces are to join the prepositioned NATO battalion in Estonia at the beginning of next year. Approximately 200 members of the Chasseurs Ardennais battalion will arrive in Estonia, the unit will be equipped with infantry fighting vehicles (IFVs), SPIKE antitank missiles and 120-mm mortars, and will arrive here complete with a combat engineer and combat support unit. The unit is…

Ministry of Defence says ongoing wind farm construction lacks permission

Friday, July 20, 2018

The Ministry of Defence has told ERR that attempts to construct a wind farm in the northeast of Estonia lack the required permits. However the copmany carrying out the work denies it is construction work they are doing, and simply involves ‘storage’ activities. The company in question, Aidu Tuulepark OÜ, a holding of businessmen Oleg and Andres Sõnajalg, is continuing with the construction of the wind farm in Ida-Viru County,…

May 4 military parade for Madonna

Thursday, May 3, 2018

A military parade will take place on May 4 in Madona, central Latvia, the Ministry of Defense said May 2, giving details of the event. The parade of military hardware and personnel will give a chance for people who do not make it to the traditional November 18 independence day military parade in Rīga to enjoy the pomp and spectacle in the regions, the ministry explained. Regional parades on May…