Posts tagged as Pabradė

Lithuania is ready to do everything to ensure maximum deterrence effect

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Lithuania is ready to do everything to create proper conditions for allied troops, host as many of them as needed to ensure the maximum deterrence effect, Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda says. He visited the General Silvestras Zukauskas Training Area in Pabrade where the German 10th Armored Division and Lithuania’s mechanized infantry brigade Iron Wolf are taking part in Exercise Schneller Degen, the first time Germany is holding a command-post exercise…

Deployment of American troops is too expensive for Lithuania

By Vairis Godmanis on Monday, December 21, 2020

The U.S. has sent rotational forces to Lithuania. 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, has already deployed to the Lithuanian Training Area in Pabradė and prepared for exercises. It replaces the 2nd Brigade, 69th Regiment, 2nd Battalion, U.S. Army, which was training in Lithuania from September. The most recent U.S. heavy battalion is planned to carry out training in Lithuania for around 8 months, until the end of August. The U.S.…

New American military camp in Lithuania

By Kasparas Jankauskas on Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Recently Minister of National Defence Raimundas Karoblis and Ambassador of the United States to Lithuania Robert S. Gilchrist visited the Gen. S.Žukauskas Training Area in Pabradė (Švenčionys region) to greet the new rotation of U.S. soldiers deployed to Lithuania, met with the 2nd Brigade, 69th Regiment, 2nd Battalion Commander Lt Col George Bolton Jr. “Defence cooperation between Lithuania and the United States remains particularly strong and intense, and deployment of…

Lithuania to build new barracks for Americans

By Kasparas Jankauskas on Tuesday, August 4, 2020

On 30th of July Defence Minister Raimundas Karoblis said that USA will deploy a battalion of troops to Lithuania this autumn for a rotation of more than half a year. The defence minister’s comment came shortly after U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said “there are opportunities” to send additional American forces to Poland and the Baltic States as the United States is slashing its military presence in Germany. Besides, R.Karoblis…

Lithuania’s chief of defence visits American troops in Pabradė

Friday, November 1, 2019

Lithuania’s Chief of Defence Valdemaras Rupšys visited American rotational force troops stationed in Pabradė, the Ministry of Defence reported on Thursday. Rupšys inspected the living conditions of the American troops, Host Nation Support provided by Lithuania, needs and combat readiness plans. “It’s another piece of evidence that the US remains our strong and reliable ally, unquestionably meeting its commitments to the whole region,” Rupšys was quoted in the ministry’s statement. The US unit deployed…

Germany to invest EUR 110 mln into military infrastructure in Lithuania

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Lithuanian Minister of National Defense Raimundas Karoblis said on Monday he was assured by his visiting German counterpart Ursula von der Leyen that her country would invest 110 million euros into military infrastructure in Lithuania over the upcoming three years. Berlin will also allocate money for the upgrade of the military training area in Pabrade, Svencionys District. “These will be not only investments into Rukla, but also where training takes…

Lithuanian govt greenlights plans to expand Pabrade training area

Thursday, January 10, 2019

The Lithuanian government adopted on Wednesday decisions opening the way for expanding the Pabrade training area to install new firing ranges and ensure better training of military units. The Cabinet approved a general development plan for a part of the eastern Svencionys district municipality that allows more than doubling the total area of the Pabrade training grounds to almost 17,514 hectares, from the current 8,486 ha. “With the approval of the plan, conditions will be…

Germany to help fund Lithuanian tank firing range

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

As Lithuanian Armed Forces seek to modernise a training area in Pabradė, Germany has pledged to allocate up to a million euros for procuring mobile target lifting system for training tank and armoured equipment live fire while in maneuver. Lithuanian Ministry of National Defence announced on November 26 that the ministry has entered into agreement with the German Federal Ministry of Defence to receive on a non-reimbursable basis up to…

New Lithuanian Armed Forces infrastructure development projects agreed for Pabradė and Šiauliai

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Earlier this July the Ministry of National Defence and the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) signed a contract on infrastructure development projects of the Lithuanian Armed Forces which will significantly improve training conditions in Lithuania for both, Lithuanian and allied troops, when implemented. 13 projects are planned to be completed in the Lithuanian Armed Forces by 2021 according to the new Capability Package of the NATO Security Investment Programme…