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News archive (2018 - 08)

Rotation of NATO Air Policing Mission in the Baltic States: Belgians will take the mission over from Portuguese and Spanish servicemen
2018.08.29
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On August 31 the handover ceremony of the NATO Baltic Air Policing Mission will take place at the Šiauliai Lithuanian Air Force Base. The incoming contingent of the Belgian Air Force is taking over the lead of the mission from servicemen of the Portugal Air Force and the Spanish Air Force providing augmentation of the mission.

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Round-table discussion of EU Member States on cyber rapid response force legal matters
2018.08.29
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Wednesday, 28 August, representatives of eight European Union Member States and institutions participated in a round-table discussion on legal issues of EU Cyber Rapid Response Teams project initiated by Lithuania.

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Ministry of National Defence and media organisations to cooperate on cyber security signed cooperation
2018.08.28
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The signing ceremony (by Sgt Spc Lukas Tamošiūnas,  MoD)

On August 28 the Ministry of National Defence, National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), Internet Media Association that unites Lithuania’s largest news portals - Delfi.lt, 15min.lt, Lrytas.lt, Alfa.lt, Lrt.lt, BNS and ELTA news agencies, and “Verslo Žinios” news portal signed an agreement of cooperation in the area of cyber security.

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Military parade in Vilnius is planned to commemorate the centenary of the restoration of the Lithuanian Armed Forces
2018.08.24
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This year the Lithuanian Armed Forces, like the State of Lithuania, commemorate the centenary of their restoration. The main focus of this celebration will be a solemn military parade scheduled for November in Vilnius Konstitucijos Avenue.

In addition to Lithuanian troops with their equipment, the parade will also involve NATO allies, troops of NATO enhanced Forward Presence Battle Group deployed in Lithuania, NATO's Baltic Air Policing Mission, tri-national Lithuanian-Polish-Ukrainian Brigade LITPOLUKRBRIG as well as units of Lithuanian Riflemen's Union.

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Lithuanian Armed Forces upgrade RBS 70 short-range air defence system, procure new missiles
2018.08.23
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The Ministry of National  Defence and the Lithuanian Armed Forces enhance the present air defence capabilities and functionality of the weaponry in their possession by procuring improved missiles and BORC night-capability sights on the basis of a contract signed with Swedish manufacturer Saab. The new procurement will upgrade the RBS 70 short-range air defence capability the Lithuanian Armed Forces currently has.

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Importance of Lithuanian-US defence cooperation underscored
2018.08.21
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On August 21 Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European & Eurasian Affairs at US Department of State Michael J. Murphy paid a visit to the ministry of National Defence. He was welcomed by Vice Ministers of National Defence Vytautas Umbrasas and Giedrimas Jeglinskas.

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Minister of National Defence R. Karoblis and Member of the German Bundestag discussed cooperation between Germany and Lithuania
2018.08.21
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On 21 August Minister of National Defence R. Karoblis met Member of the Bundestag of the Federal Republic of Germany and Foreign Affairs Committee Christian Schmidt. At the meeting the Minister and the Member of Bundestag discussed the security situation in the region, results of recent NATO summit and further steps in enhancing defence capabilities in Lithuania and the Baltic region. They also discussed defence enhancement initiatives in the European Union format.

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New Defence Attaché of the Kingdom of Spain accredited to Lithuania
2018.08.20
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On August 20 new Defence Attaché of the Kingdom of Spain Col José Alemañ Asensi was accredited to Lithuania at a ceremony at the Ministry of National Defence.

 

“Lithuania highly appreciates the significant Spain’s contribution to the security of the Baltic states and the close cooperation in coordinating deterrence measures in the Baltic region, participating in the NATO Air Policing Mission , NATO enhanced Forward Presence Battalion Battle Group , and other bilateral and multilateral projects,” Vice Minister of National Defence V.Umbrasas underscored  at the ceremony. 

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Data on interceptions of aircraft completed near the Baltic States’ borders on August 13 - 19, 2018
2018.08.20
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On August 13–19 NATO fighter aircraft conducting the NATO Air Policing Mission in the Baltic states were scrambled four times to identify and escort military aircraft of the Russian Federation in international airspace over the Baltic Sea.

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Col R. Petkevičius appointed as Director of the NATO Energy Security Centre of Excellence
2018.08.14
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On August 14 directors of the NATO Energy Security Centre of Excellence (ENSECCOE) rotated during a formal ceremony. From August 2014 ENSECCOE in Vilnius was headed by Col Gintautas Bagdonas who will now be succeeded by Col Romualdas Petkevičius.

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