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News archive (2019 - 08)

Traditional Tadas Dambrauskas Photography Contest “Lithuanian Armed Forces in Photography 2019” is opened
2019.08.30
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The Ministry of National Defence opens the traditional, already 15th Tadas Dambrauskas Photography Contest “Lithuanian Armed Forces in Photography 2019”, in memory of combat photographer and cameraman Tadas Dambrauskas.

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Lithuania is expecting to sign an agreement with the U.S. on the purchase of armored tactical vehicles by the end of this year
2019.08.28
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“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.

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Arms control inspectors of Russia conducting a visit in Lithuania
2019.08.27
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A team of arms control inspectors of Russia are conducting inspection of a selected military unit in Lithuania on August 27-28 on the basis of provisions of the Vienna Document 2011 of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).

 

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Minister of National Defence Raimondas Karoblis will meet Minister of Defence of Portugal
2019.08.26
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On August 26-27 Minister of National Defence Raimundas Karoblis will meet Minister of Defence of Portugal João Gomes Cravinho who will arrive with an official visit to Lithuania. Ministers will discuss topical issues of active bilateral co-operation, strengthening of regional defence, the upcoming meetings of NATO defence ministers and NATO summits as well as European Union defence initiatives.

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Cutting-edge defence technologies are being tested in the Baltic Sea to enhance European maritime security
2019.08.21
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On 19-20 August the Lithuanian Navy and Baltic Institute of Advanced Technology (BPTI) have conducted unique trials in the Baltic Sea: communication technologies have been tested that should enable real-time information exchange about the maritime environment using aerial, surface and underwater drones. These activities are conducted under the frame of the EU funded project OCEAN2020 designed for the development of military maritime innovations.

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Lithuanian soldiers have been participating in international operations for 25 years
2019.08.21
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On 22 August 1994 the first Lithuanian peace support platoon LITPLA-1 of 32 soldiers led by Capt Artūras Chrapko left for Croatia. Just a quarter of a century has passed since that day – for this period precisely Lithuania has been participating in various international operations thus contributing to international efforts to create a more secure environment and stabilise situation in crisis-stricken regions.

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The number of 1st year cadets in the Military Academy of Lithuania nearly doubles this year
2019.08.13
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Even though the numbers of school graduates are on the decrease, significantly more young people have been admitted to the General Jonas Žemaitis Military Academy of Lithuania. This year has seen the highest number of entrants since 2003 – 77 cadets, including 16 young women, have started the studies in the only higher education institution in Lithuania that provides officers for the Lithuanian Armed Forces. That makes almost double the number of young people that chose the path of an officer last year.

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Data on interceptions of aircraft completed near the Baltic States' borders August 5 – 11, 2019
2019.08.12
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On August 5 –11 NATO fighter aircraft conducting the NATO Air Policing Mission in the Baltic states carried out 9 alert scrambles to identify and escort military aircraft of the Russian Federation in international airspace over the Baltic Sea.

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New Defence Attaché of Hungary accredited to Lithuania
2019.08.02
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On August 2 new Defence Attaché of Hungary Lt Col Lajos Szalavari was accredited to Lithuania and outgoing Defence Attaché Lt COl József Szabó farewelled at a ceremony at the Ministry of National Defence.

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Arms control inspectors of Belarus conducting a visit in Lithuania
2019.08.01
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A team of arms control inspectors of Belarus are conducting an evaluation visit to a specified military unit in Lithuania on August 1 on the basis of the bilateral Agreement on Additional Confidence and Security-Building Measures between the Republic of Lithuania and the Republic of Belarus.

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