250 Czech troops may join NATO battalion in Lithuania next year

Monday, May 15, 2017 10:49
Czech soldiers in Lithuania
Augustas Didžgalvis
Some 250 troops of the Czech Republic should next year join the NATO battalion stationed in Lithuania.

Cyber attacks may have targeted 40 users in Lithuania, no state institutions

Monday, May 15, 2017 10:03
The WannaCry cyber attack that has been targeting users worldwide since Friday may have harmed over 40 users in Lithuania, however, no objects of state importance or other crucial systems, says Rytis Rainys of the Communications Regulatory Authority.

Zapad exercise alarming due to simulated attacks against NATO

Monday, May 15, 2017 09:40
The Russian-Belarusian exercise Zapad to take place close to the Lithuanian border in September is alarming due to the simulated attacks against the NATO Alliance, says Lithuania's Defense Minister Raimundas Karoblis.

About 160 Lithuanian troops participate in military drills in Estonia

Friday, May 12, 2017 11:43
LIthuanian army action in Rukla
J.Butkutės nuotr.
Around 160 Lithuanian troops will be taking part in the Spring Storm (Kevadtorm 2017) military exercise in Estonia for the next two weeks, the Lithuanian Defense Ministry said on Friday.

Armed Forces revise menus for troops

Friday, May 12, 2017 09:05
Lithuania's Armed Forces have revised menus for troops starting May to include more options, such as lasagna or burgers, the Defense Ministry said on Thursday.

Koryzna proposed as commander of Lithuanian Riflemen's Union

Thursday, May 11, 2017 10:42
Defense Minister Raimundas Karoblis proposes to appoint Lieutenant Colonel Gintaras Koryzna as commander of the Lithuanian Riflemen's Union (LRU).

US defense secretary says Baltics set an example of growing defense (1)

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 16:59
The Baltic countries are setting an example for all NATO member states in increasing their defense budgets, US Defense Secretary James Mattis said on Wednesday after visiting the Alliance's troops stationed in Lithuania.

US defense secretary pledges to defend Baltc states but can't elaborate on Patriot systemsFREE

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 11:53
United States Secretary of Defense James Mattis said in Vilnius on Wednesday that the US was ready to deploy defense systems in the Baltic states to deter Russia, however, has given no comment on the possibility to bring long-range defense systems Patriot.

US secretary of defense Mattis arrives in Lithuania

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 09:40
United States Secretary of Defense James Mattis arrived in Lithuania on Tuesday evening on a visit, by which the US new administration aims to demonstrate its commitment to the security of the Baltic states amid concerns over Russia's foreign policies.

Russian fake news seeks to generate Baltic opposition to NATO presence

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 13:33
NATO flag
Organizatorių archyvas
Russian media outlets in Moscow and in the Baltic countries have stepped up their efforts to generate opposition among Estonians, Latvians and Lithuanians to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). These media sources have been putting out fake news stories suggesting that NATO was recruiting Russian speakers, especially in Latvia, to use “as guinea pigs” to test new “physical, biological and other techniques.” The goal of such “experimentation” is purportedly to prepare the Balts to help the Western alliance invade the Russian Federation.

DefMin to assign planning of military acquisitions to Armed Forces

Monday, May 8, 2017 12:25
Ministry of Defence
DELFI / Juozas Markevičius
Lithuania's Defence Ministry intends to put the Armed Forces in charge of coordination of the planning of military acquisitions as part of the reform of the procurement scheme in the defence system.

US Defense Secretary Mattis to come to Lithuania next week

Friday, May 5, 2017 14:43
US Secretary of Defense James Mattis is coming to Lithuania next week.

Lithuania's army special operators exercising in Vilnius

Friday, May 5, 2017 13:04
Pratybos Kardo kirtis
DELFI / Rafael Achmedov
Special Operations Forces of the Lithuanian Armed Forces are conducting training in Vilnius on Friday

Poland taking over NATO air-policing mission from Netherlands (1)

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 09:48
The Polish Air Force is taking over NATO's Baltic air-policing mission from the Royal Netherlands Air Force in a ceremony at the Šiauliai air base in Lithuania on Tuesday.

Lithuania opening this year's largest national exercise "Saber Strike"

Friday, April 28, 2017 09:56
Exercise in Rukla
J.Butkutės nuotr.
Lithuania is opening this year's largest national exercise Saber Strike 2017 on Friday to allow troops and officers of internal service coordinate their actions.

Lithuania to stage this year's largest national military exercise

Thursday, April 27, 2017 15:54
Exercise in Rukla
J.Butkutės nuotr.
The Lithuanian Armed Forces and units subordinate to the Interior Ministry will train to operate jointly during Lightning Strike 2017, this year's largest national military exercise kicking off in Marijampolė and Vilkaviškis, in the southwestern part of the country, on Friday.

Diena Media News sites hit by cyber attack

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 16:27
The Kauno.diena.lt, Klaipeda.diena.lt and Diena.lt news sites were the target of a cyber attack on Tuesday.

Drill scenario didn't involve proclamation of Šalčininkai republic

Thursday, April 20, 2017 09:21
The scenario of a recent exercise organized by the Lithuanian Interior Ministry did not envisage the use of training weapons and the proclamation of "the People's Republic of Šalčininkai", Interior Minister Eimutis Misiūnas said on Wednesday.

General to take helm of Lithuanian Military Academy

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 23:01
Algis Vaičeliūnas
DELFI / Augustas Didžgalvis
Brigadier General Algis Vaičeliūnas will become the chief of the Lithuanian Military Academy, the Defence Ministry has said.

A third of Lithuanians favour universal military service

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 16:26
Conscript in Rukla
J.Butkutės nuotr.
One-third of the Lithuanian population are in favor of introducing universal military service in the country, according to a survey carried out by the pollster RAIT for BNS.