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News archive (2007 - 08)

NATO and Russian warships jointly destroy mines in the Baltic Sea
2007.08.30
imgTen minehunters and minesweepers coming from Poland, the Netherlands, France, Russia, Sweden and Germany will moor in Klaipeda on August 31. From August 31 to September 10 they will be participating in the international mineclearance operation in the Baltic Sea ”Open Spirit 07".
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Lithuanian soldiers support media in Ghowr, Afghanistan
2007.08.30
imgMembers of the Lithuanian-led PRT-5 handed over photocameras and dictaphones for representatives of provincial media on August 29. ”I sincerely appreciate the support and courses for our journalist the soldiers provided us with. Assistance of PRT is very important for us. I hope our professional cooperation will continue," director of Ghowr radio and television station Mohammad Jan Kindiwally said during the meeting.
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Up-to-date night surveillance equipment to be introduced into Lithuanian Navy
2007.08.30
imgLithuanian Armed Forces signed contract with electronic engineering solutions company ”Fima" on night surveillance thermographic equipment (thermovisors) purchasing for the Lithuanian Navy.
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Commander of the Afghanistan Regional Command West praised bilateral respect of the PRT and local Afghans
2007.08.29
imgBrigadier General Fausto Macor, Commander of Afghanistan Regional Command West, on August 28 finished his two-day visit to the Ghowr province where Lithuanian soldiers are deployed on mission.
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Multipurpose vehicles SISU already in the Lithuanian Armed Forces
2007.08.28
imgLithuanian Armed Forces plan to purchase 50 multipurpose vehicles SISU in the period 2005-2009. On August 30, Thursday, handover ceremony of the first 26 trucks will take place on August 30 in Gaiziunai Military Ground (Rukla, Jonava district).
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Chief Warrant Officer of the US Land Force visit Lithuania
2007.08.27
Chief Warrant Officer of the US Land Force Kenneth O. Preston starts his two-day visit in Lithuania on August 27. He will get acquainted with reforms of Lithuanian Armed Forces and work of sergeants and warrant officers, and share his experience.
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14 new schools to be built in Ghowr on Lithuanian funds
2007.08.27
imgForeign Ministry of Lithuania and representatives of the United Nations World Food Programme have already prepared agreement for the project of building 14 new schools in five regions of Ghowr province in Afghanistan. According to the agreement the project will be financed by Lithuania and taken care of by the representatives of the United Nations World Food Programme. Provincial inhabitants will do construction work - they will be paid in food and get all materials necessary for building. Lithuania has more than 700 thousand litas budgeted for the project.
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Civilian and military pedestrian trip ”Radvilu keliais" in progress
2007.08.24
imgThe seventh traditional four-day pedestrian trip of civilians and soldiers ”Radvilu keliais" is underway in Rukla (Jonava region).
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The first vessels participating in the largest mine counter-measures operation in the Baltic Sea moor in Klaipeda
2007.08.23
imgTwo BALTRON (Baltic Squadron) vessels will moor in Klaipeda on August 24. They are the first coming participants of the largest Baltic Sea mine counter-measures operation held this year ”Baltic Spirit 07".
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The sixth rotation of Ghowr PRT preparing for deployment to mission
2007.08.22
imgPreparation of Ghowr PRT-6 for deployment to military mission in Afghanistan has reached its halfway. Soldiers have already brushed up their individual basic soldier skills, attended combat firing exercise in Pabrade central military ground, listened to lectures on culture and customs in Afghanistan, got acquainted with security conditions in the mission area, and learnt other relevant things since July. Currently collective skills refresher course is underway. The three-month preparation for the mission will end by an evaluative exercise in October.
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