Posts tagged as Ministry of National Defence

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…

Opinion: Fake news or hidden truth in Lithuania

By Jonas Dringelis on Thursday, April 23, 2020

Lithuanian Ministry of Defence reports about consistent attempts to spread disinformation, taking advantage of the pandemic crisis. According to the analysis of the Strategic Communication Department of the Lithuanian Armed Forces, coherent efforts to spread disinformation building on the pandemic, such as the news about a U.S. soldier in Lithuania infected with the coronavirus, or the intent of the Ministry of National Defence to continue conducting international military exercises, have…

Representatives of the Ministry of National Defence attend DSEI 2019 exhibition in London

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

“A steady growth of defence allocations observed worldwide creates opportunity for enterprises, including Lithuanian, that invest in emerging technology to seize this financial wave. We and Enterprise Lithuania non-profit have initiated our first ever national stand this year where our Lithuanian enterprises will run the show,” Vice Minister of National Defence Giedrimas Jeglinskas says. He and representatives of the Defence Materiel Agency under the Ministry of National Defence are taking…

Lithuania is expecting to sign an agreement with the U.S. on the purchase of armored tactical vehicles

Thursday, August 29, 2019

“With the U.S. Government lighting the green light for Lithuania to acquire 200 armored Joint Light Tactical Vehicles ( JLTV), we are moving to bilateral contract coordination. We intend to sign it before the end of this year, ”says Vice-Minister of the Ministry of National Defence Giedrimas Jeglinskas. The U.S. Government has given permission to Lithuania to buy 500 JLTVs, but Lithuania plans to buy 200. A larger number of…

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…

A delegation of high-ranking U.S. officers visited Lithuania

Friday, February 8, 2019

On February 6 Vice Minister of National Defence Vytautas Umbrasas met with a delegation of the U.S. Marine Corps and the U.S. Navy representatives. Vice Minister and three high-ranking representatives of the U.S Armed Forces – Brigadier General Stephen M. Neary, Rear Admiral Stephen C. Evans, and Rear Admiral John B. Skillman – discussed prospects of the U.S.-Lithuanian cooperation, Lithuania’s military infrastructure development and the potential to use it for…

Lithuanian MOD holds public consultations to discuss procurement documents

Thursday, January 17, 2019

On January 21 the Ministry of National Defence is holding the second round of public discussion concerning procurements documents related to the Public-Private Partnership projects planned by the Ministry of National Defence. Three new military facilities are planned to be built over the several coming years in Šiauliai town, and regions of Šilalė and Vilnius. The invitation to tender for the projects will seek to attract not only the strongest Lithuanian enterprises…

The Government approved – three new military bases will be built by Public-Private Partnership method

Saturday, December 22, 2018

On December 19 the Government of the Republic of Lithuania agreed to the plans of the Ministry of National Defence to build three new military bases over the next several years through Public-Private Partnership (PPP). This is going to be the first time a National Defence System procurement is conducted by the PPP method. “With this complex and long-term project the Ministry of National Defence begins a completely new stage…

Traditional Tadas Dambrauskas Photography Contest “Lithuanian Armed Forces in Photography 2018” is opened

Friday, September 7, 2018

The Ministry of National Defence opens the traditional, already 14th Tadas Dambrauskas Photography Contest “Lithuanian Armed Forces in Photography 2018”, in memory of combat photographer and cameraman Tadas Dambrauskas. All professional and amateur photographers who had the chance to take photographs of the Lithuanian Armed Forces and NATO soldiers in Lithuania are invited to look through the pictures taken this year and in the end of last year, choose the…