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Data on interceptions of aircraft completed near the Baltic States’ borders on October 23-29, 2017
2017.10.30
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On October 23-29 NATO fighter aircraft conducting the NATO Air Policing Mission in the Baltic states were scrambled twice to intercept military aircraft of the Russian Federation in international airspace over the Baltic Sea.

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“Leadership in the multinational battalion by Germany is exactly what we need,” Commander U.S. Army Europe Lieutenant General F.B. Hodges said
2017.10.28
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On October 28 Commander U.S. Army Europe Lieutenant General Frederick B. Hodges visited Exercise Iron Wolf 2 at the General Silvestras Žukauskas Training Area and discussed the activities of the NATO enhanced Forward Presence Battalion Battle Group currently deployed in Lithuania, as well as multinational exercises planned to take place next year.

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Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg, President of the Republic of Lithuania HE Dalia Grybauskaitė, and Minister of National Defence Raimundas visited Luxembourg’s forces deployed in Lithuania
2017.10.27
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On October 27 Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg, President of the Republic of Lithuania HE Dalia Grybauskaitė, and Minister of National Defence Raimundas met with soldiers of Luxembourg deployed to serve in the NATO enhanced Forward Presence Battalion Battle Group in Lithuania and currently training in multinational Exercise Iron Wolf II at the General Silvestras Žukauskas Training Area in Pabradė. The officials also viewed the Luxembourg soldiers’ equipment.

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Minister of National Defence observed joint defensive operation of multinational Exercise Iron Wolf II
2017.10.27
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On October 27 Minister of National Defence Raimundas Karoblis, acting Chief of Defence Brigadier Valdemaras Rupšys, Commander of the Motorised Infantry Brigade Iron Wolf Colonel Mindaugas Steponavičius, and Commander of the NATO enhanced Forward Presence Battalion Battle Group in Lithuania Lieutenant Colonel Thorsten Gensler took part in Distinguished Visitors Day of ultinational Exercise Iron Wolf II at the Lithuanian General Silvestras Žukauskas training Area (Švenčionys distr.) and observed a demonstration of a joint defensive operation.

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General F.B.Hodges to be a guest at multinational Exercise Iron Wolf II in Lithuania
2017.10.26
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On October 27-28 Commander of the U.S. Army Europe Lieutenant General Frederick B. Hodges will be visiting Lithuania. The U.S. General arrives to visit Exercise Iron Wolf II currently running in Lithuania, to discuss activities of the NATO enhanced Forward Presence Battalion Battle Group deployed in Lithuania as well as exercises planned to be held next year.

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Contract on procurement of NASAMS medium range air defence systems signed
2017.10.26
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On October 26 a contract on procuring NASAMS (National Advanced Surface-to-Air System) medium range air defence systems for the use in the Lithuanian armed Forces was signed at the Ministry of National Defence.

For the sum of EUR 110 million equipment for two air defence batteries and logistical maintenance package, as well as training for operators and maintenance personnel of the system from Norwegian NASAMS manufacturer Kongsberg. Upon the completion of the project, Lithuania will have acquired a complete and integrated medium range air defence capability.

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Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg to visit Luxembourg’s forces deployed in Lithuania
2017.10.25
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On October 27 Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg conducting a visit in Lithuania and President of the Republic of Lithuania HE Dalia Grybauskaitė will visit soldiers of Luxembourg deployed to serve in the NATO enhanced Forward Presence Battalion Battle Group in Lithuania who are currently training in multinational Exercise Iron Wolf II at the General Silvestras Žukauskas Training Area in Pabradė.

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Minister of National Defence will attend Media and Distinguished Visitors Day of multinational Exercise Iron Wolf II
2017.10.24
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On October 27 Distinguished Visitors and Media Day of multinational Exercise Iron Wolf II will take place the Lithuanian Armed Forces General Silvestras Žukauskas Training Area (Švenčionys distr.). Exercise participants will take part in a demonstration defensive operation, a display of equipment and weapons will be available for DV Day attendees, leadership of the Ministry of National Defence, Lithuanian Armed Forces and the exercise will be available for interviewing.

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Data on interceptions of aircraft completed near the Baltic States’ borders on October 16-22, 2017
2017.10.23
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On October 16-22 NATO fighter aircraft conducting the Baltic Air Policing Mission were scrambled once to intercept military aircraft of the Russian Federation in international airspace over the Baltic Sea.

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International training event to strengthen resilience of Ukraine's Energy Security is held in Kyiv
2017.10.21
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Advanced Training Course and Table Top Exercise Coherent Resilience 2017 #CORE2017 is being held in Kyiv during this week of 16-20 October. The international training event is aimed at supporting efforts of national authorities of Ukraine in building resilience through the improved emergency preparedness, prevention, ant threat response, as well as at strengthening their capability to protect Critical Energy Infrastructure.

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