Biggest activity of Russian warplanes reported above Baltic Sea last week

Monday, May 29, 2017 14:41
NATO fighter-jets serving in the Baltic air-policing mission were last week scrambled six times from Lithuania over Russian warplanes flying above the Baltic Sea.

Guzas takes post as Lithuania's new Air Force commander

Monday, May 29, 2017 11:16
Colonel Dainius Guzas, the new commander of Lithuania's Air Force, was inaugurated into the position at a ceremony in the Air Force headquarters in Kaunas on Monday.

Lithuania considering helicopters for special operations forces

Monday, May 29, 2017 10:10
Lithuania is considering buying helicopters for the country's Special Operations Forces, with final decisions on transport and possibly combat helicopters expected by the end of this year, news portal said.

Vilnius institute wants students about Russian intelligence officer (1)

Friday, May 26, 2017 09:23
Russia's Intelligence officer at the TSPMI
Vilnius University's Institute of International Relations and Political Science (VU TSPMI) has warned its students that a Russian intelligence officer mentioned in Lithuanian intelligence bodies' report on national security threats has been seen attending the institute's events.

President Grybauskaitė attends NATO summit in Brussels

Thursday, May 25, 2017 10:28
Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė on Thursday is attending NATO's summit in Brussels that is expected to focus on defense funding and the Alliance's role in the fight against terrorism.

Guzas appointed Lithuania's new air force commander

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 10:45
Military air force
Augustas Didžgalvis
Lithuanian Defense Minister Raimundas Karoblis has appointed Lieutenant Colonel Dainius Guzas as the new commander of the Lithuanian Air Force, the Defense Ministry said on Wednesday.

Norwegian military vehicles to arrive in Lithuania as part of NATO deployment

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 10:15
Military vehicles and other equipment of a Norwegian contingent to be deployed as part of NATO's battalion battle group will arrive in Lithuania on Wednesday, the Lithuanian Defense Ministry said.

Lithuania's ex-air force commander says nobody planned to repair helicopters in Russia

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 09:44
Former Air Force Commander Colonel Audronis Navickas
Augustas Didžgalvis
Audronis Navickas, a former Lithuanian Air Force commander, says that "nobody was ever going" to send Russian-made Mi-8 helicopters, which are used in Lithuania for rescue and search operations, to Russia for an overhaul.

Police detain 12 men with airsoft guns in forest close to VilniusFREE

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 09:32
Police on Sunday morning detained 12 men with airsoft guns in a forest near Nemenčinė, in the district of Vilnius, the Lithuanian Police Department said.

Lithuania extends professional military service length by 5 yrs

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 15:52
Military at Rukla
J.Butkutės nuotr.
Professional military servicemen and servicewomen will be able to serve in the Lithuanian Armed Forces for around five years longer than they do now.

Lithuania pursues counter-terror cooperation, ForMin tells UK counterpart

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 10:31
Lithuania will continue to cooperate with the United Kingdom and international community in counter-terrorism efforts, Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius said as he offered his condolences to British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson over Monday's deadly explosion in Manchester.

NATO jets in Baltics scrambled 4 times last week over Russian aircraft

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 09:18
NATO fighter jets serving in the Alliance's air policing mission in the Baltic countries were scrambled four times last week to intercept Russian military aircraft in international airspace over the Baltic Sea, the Lithuanian Defense Ministry said on Monday.

Government to set up national security commission

Monday, May 22, 2017 16:15
Government officials on Monday confirmed plans to establish a National Security Commission to help deal with crises.

NATO communications exercise gets underway in Lithuania

Monday, May 22, 2017 10:31
Around 1,200 troops from 25 NATO member states are taking part in the communications units exercise Steadfast Cobalt, which officially got underway in Lithuania on Sunday.

Defense minister urges EU to step up capacities against hybrid threats

Friday, May 19, 2017 10:13
Enhancement of European capacities against cyber threats has to be among top priorities of the community, Defense Minister Raimundas Karoblis said at a meeting of the EU Defense ministers in Brussels.

Polish airmen scrambled for 1st time from Lithuania over Russian warplane

Friday, May 19, 2017 10:02
Šiauliuose nusileido vienas moderniausių NATO žvalgybos orlaivių
Alfredas Pliadis
Polish fighter-jets serving in the NATO air-policing mission in the Baltic states were for the first time scrambled over a Russian warplane flying above the Baltic Sea.

US special operations chief to visit parliament, observe exercise in Pabrade

Friday, May 19, 2017 09:23
General Raymond Thomas, commander of the United States Special Operations Command, is visiting Lithuania on Friday to meet with Parliamentary Speaker Viktoras Pranckietis and observe an exercise in Pabrade, central Lithuania.

Spread of WannaCry in Lithuania halted

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 12:44
The spread of the WannaCry ransomware that encrypts computer data has been halted in Lithuania, however, experts warn that the hackers may try finding new ways of the cyber attack of the immense scale.

Over 1,000 troops of NATO communications battalion to train in Kaunas, Lithuania

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 12:30
Troops of the communications battalion of the Jaegers' Battalion of Vytautas the Great based in Kaunas, Lithuania, are readying for a military exercise, with over 1,000 NATO communications officers planned to train in Kaunas in the framework of the Steadfast Cobalt exercise.