Minister of Defence setting up rapid response teams for cyber operations

Friday, July 7, 2017 10:17
Rapid response teams for cyber operations are being set up from civilians in Lithuania's defense system.

Troops to leave for multinational operations areas in Afghanistan, Iraq

Tuesday, July 4, 2017 10:42
The Lithuanian Armed Forces' Joint Staff Headquarters in Vilnius are hosting on Tuesday a farewell ceremony for Lithuanian troops leaving for the NATO-led multinational Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan and the US-led multinational mission Inherent Resolve in Iraq, the Defense Ministry said.

Lithuanians asked to pay for ammo after leaving professional military service early (1)

Tuesday, July 4, 2017 10:35
During an exercise
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Two men -- one has spent four years in professional military service and the other has spent eight years -- are beign forced to pay for the bullets they fired while training to defend their homeland, the daily Lietuvos Rytas reported on Tuesday.

NATO jets scrambled once from Lithuania last week over Russian warplanes

Monday, July 3, 2017 12:16
NATO fighter-jets serving in the Baltic air-policing mission were last week scrambled from Lithuania once to intercept Russian warplanes flying above the Baltic Sea, the Lithuanian Defense Ministry said on Monday.

Lithuania, another 10 NATO countries consider joint ammo procurement

Friday, June 30, 2017 10:03
Lithuania and another 10 NATO members states, as well as Finland, which is not a member of the Alliance, are considering joint procurement of critical ammunition for land forces in the future in an effort to secure lower prices, the Lithuanian Defense Minister said.

Seimas greenlights defense procurement reform

Thursday, June 29, 2017 13:27
The Lithuanian parliament on Thursday passed amendments paving the way for centralizing procurement in the national defense system.

Minister of Defense, other NATO ministers to discuss counter-terror efforts, defense funding

Thursday, June 29, 2017 10:44
Lithuanian Defense Minister Raimundas Karoblis is taking part in a meeting of NATO defense ministries held in Brussels on Thursday to discuss the Alliance's counter-terrorism efforts and defense funding.

Lithuania affected by Petya ransomware attack

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 09:10
Petya, a ransomware attack that is spreading across Europe on Tuesday, has affected Lithuanian as well, with several cases of the virus hitting computers reported in the country.

NATO jets intercept group of 16 Russian aircraft above Baltic Sea

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 09:20
NATO fighter jets serving in the Alliance's air policing mission in the Baltic countries last Wednesday were scrambled to intercept a group of 16 Russian military aircraft in international airspace over the Baltic Sea, the Lithuanian Defense Ministry said on Monday.

Lithuanian prosecutors want Russian spying suspect in prison for over 10 yrs

Friday, June 23, 2017 16:54
A Vilnius court has completed hearing the spying case of high-ranking Russian intelligence officer Nikolai Filipchenko whom prosecutors want found guilty and sent to prison for 10 years and six months.

Minister of Defence notes increased military activity in Baltic Sea region

Friday, June 23, 2017 09:53
Military activity in the Baltic Sea region has recently heightened, however, the situation is under control, says Lithuania's Defense Minister Raimundas Karoblis.

Civilian plane from Belarus twice enters Lithuanian airspace - Minister of Defence

Thursday, June 22, 2017 13:07
The Lithuanian Air Force on Wednesday recorded a Lithuanian airspace violation by a civilian An-2 aircraft that twice crossed into the country's airspace from Belarus, the Lithuanian Defense Ministry said on Thursday.

PM - Warplane maneuvers over Baltic Sea may lead to serious incidents

Thursday, June 22, 2017 11:15
Both NATO and Russian troops must stay calm and keep their composure, Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis said on Thursday, noting that recent military aircraft maneuvers over the Baltic Sea could have lead to serious incidents.

EU must invest more in its defense - Lithuanian president

Thursday, June 22, 2017 10:07
Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė says that the European Union must invest more in its defense and do so more efficiently.

Observed by NATO chief, troops learn crossing river in Lithuania

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 17:04
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NATO troops drilled their skills of crossing a water obstacle, bringing their military equipment across the River Neris on a pontoon bridge in the Stasenai village in the Jonava district, central Lithuania, on Tuesday.

NATO to closely follow Russia, China, Belarus drills near Lithuania

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 14:18
NATO will closely follow Russia's military exercises near the Baltic countries' borders, including its joint drills with Belarus and China, the Alliance's secretary general said in Lithuania on Tuesday.

Belarusian, Russian arms inspectors visit Lithuania

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 12:36
A group of arms inspectors from Belarus and Russia are starting on Tuesday an inspection of a selected district in Lithuania, the Lithuanian Defense Ministry said.

NATO chief, President Grybauskaite to observe Iron Wolf exercise

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 09:13
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and President Dalia Grybauskaite on Tuesday are to attend the Distinguished Visitors' Day of the multinational military exercise Iron Wolf in Rukla, in central Lithuania.

Interior Ministry to modernize radio communication of statutory services

Monday, June 19, 2017 17:16
Lithuania's Interior Ministry intends to modernize the internal radio communication used by the country's statutory services.

NATO troops train to defend Suwalki corridor between Lithuania, Kaliningrad

Monday, June 19, 2017 16:32
NATO troops taking part in an international exercise in the Baltic states conducted an operation last weekend, training to defend the so-called Suwalki corridor that Allies could use as a path for providing support to Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia in case of crisis.