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In the second half of April the Ministry of National Defence and the United States Government signed a sales contract for buying protective equipment (anti-drone) against unmanned aerial vehicles for the Lithuanian Armed Forces.

"We are developing new capabilities of the Lithuanian Armed Forces by procuring equipment for protection against UAVs from our strategic partner U.S.," Vice Minister of National Defence Giedrimas Jeglinskas said after signing the contract.

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Chief of Defence of Lithuania attending Baltic Military Committee meeting

On April 24 Chief of Defence of Lithuania Lt Gen Jonas Vytautas Žukas is departing for Estonia to attend a two-day meeting of the Baltic Military Committee at Chiefs of Defence level. The event will address topical security and military cooperation matters in the Baltic region.

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First live firing with upgraded PzH2000 artillery systems of the Lithuanian Armed Forces took place

On April 17 nearly two weeks of testing the first upgraded PzH2000 self-propelled artillery systems culminated in a live fire event at General Silvestras Žukauskas Training Area in Pabradė. The exercise was the first time soldiers of the Lithuanian Armed Forces General Romualdas Giedraitis Artillery Battalion live-fired the artillery systems received in the end of last year and in the beginning of this year.

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Chief of the Defence Staff on a visit to Ukraine

Chief of the Defence Staff of the Lithuanian Armed Forces Major General Vitalijus Vaikšnoras is conducting a visit to Ukraine. He has already attended ceremonies of amending the Memorandum of Understanding of the Ministry of National Defence of Lithuania and the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine, and for honouring soldiers of Ukraine, and is visiting Lithuanian troops deployed to Ukraine.

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Staff of the Mechanised Infantry Brigade Iron Wolf evaluated positively by NATO

The staff of the Mechanised Infantry Brigade Iron Wolf of the Lithuanian Armed Forces has passed the NATO combat readiness test - that is what stated in the official assessment documents signed by representatives of the Lithuanian Armed Forces Defence Staff and NATO's Allied Land Command in Germany after five months of training and three weeks of testing as international Exercise Allied Spirt X is drawing to a close. It is the first evaluation of the staff of the Mechanised Infantry Brigade Iron Wolf conducted according to the NATO Combat Readiness Evaluation System (CREVAL) procedures.

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Runway Run 2019 - 9 thousand participants marked NATO anniversary
On April 6 a running event on a military runway at the Lithuanian Air Force Base - Runway Run 2019 attracted over 9 thousand participants to surmount the 3 thousand meter-distance and marked the 70th NATO anniversary.

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Warships of NATO allies to visit Klaipėda

On April 5-8 warships of our NATO allies will visit Klaipėda Seaport ahead of taking part in historic ordnance disposal exercise in the Baltic Sea DEUSQUADEX 19-1/BALTEX on April 8-10.


On April 5 warship from 8 countries will pier at Klaipėda Seaport for a three-day visit: mine countermeasures ships FGS Weilheim (Germany), FGS Bad Rappenau (Germany), LVA Talivaldis (Latvia), HNoMS Rauma (Norway), ORP Bukowo (Poland), and command and supply ships ir vadovavimo bei logistinio aprūpinimo laivai FGS Rhein (Germany), FGS Donau (Germany) and LVA Virsaitis (Latvia).

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On the pages of the fourth issue, which is dedicated to mark the 15th anniversary of Lithuania's membership in NATO, we invite readers to get acquainted with the new Commander of NATO enhanced Forward Presence battlegroup (eFP BG) Lithuania. Lt. Col. Peer Papenbroock talked about his first impressions on the battalion and Lithuania as well as shared his assessments on the common work of Lithuanian and NATO troops. Under the Special rubric you can also read about how Kremlin trolls began to form and what are the specifics of their activities. More

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