Lithuania's Armed Forces


Lithuanian army forming 3rd brigade from reserve troops
2017 m. kovo 23 d. 09:30
Lithuania's Armed Forces are forming the third brigade consisting of mainly reserve troops.
Lithuania should step up security cooperation with Nordic states - Minister of Defence
2017 m. kovo 20 d. 09:33
Lithuania should step military and security cooperation with the Nordic countries , Defence Minister Raimondas Karoblis said after meeting with Iceland's top...
Defence Resource Council backs centralized defense system acquisitions
2017 m. kovo 13 d. 12:13
The Defence Ministry's Defence Resource Council on Friday gave a green light to the reform...
Lithuania plans to further raise number of troops, form 2 new batallions
2017 m. kovo 6 d. 12:23
Lithuania's Defence Ministry intends continue raising the number of professional troops next...
Way of spending more important than larger defense budget - Gen. Hodges
2017 m. kovo 1 d. 12:03
Lieutenant General Ben Hodges , commander of the United States Army Europe, has applauded...
Lithuania could get cyber recruits in next few years
2017 m. kovo 1 d. 08:26
Lithuania could get cyber recruits and generate a reserve of people troops within the next few years, says Defence Minister Raimundas Karoblis .
Former Lithuanian army officer, Russian citizen sentenced for spying
2017 m. vasario 28 d. 10:29
A Šiauliai court on Tuesday convicted former Lithuanian army officer and a Russian citizen on spying charges.
Two new deputy defmins appointed in Lithuania
2017 m. vasario 20 d. 09:46
Two new defence vice-ministers have been appointed in Lithuania: Giedrimas Jeglinskas ,...
President Grybauskaitė tells US vice-president Baltic air defence expectations  (1)
2017 m. vasario 19 d. 00:45
Lithuania's President Dalia Grybauskaitė says she updated US Vice-President Mike Pence...
Armed Forces to offer diets for vegetarians
2017 m. vasario 13 d. 13:53
Following criticism over diet for vegetarians serving in Lithuania's Armed Forces ,...
Air force commander dismissed after helicopter repairs probe
2017 m. vasario 13 d. 09:20
Lithuanian Defence Minister Raimundas Karoblis has decided that Air Force Commander Colonel Audronis Navickas , who was suspended several months ago due to an...
Lithuanian army expects German teaching to use Boxer
2017 m. vasario 3 d. 11:59
Lithuania's Armed Forces expect German troops to cooperate in the training of Lithuanian troops to use the purchased infantry fighting vehicles Boxer .
Lithuanian leaders to approve 2017 intelligence priorities
2017 m. sausio 16 d. 09:50
The Lithuanian State Defence Council is holding a meeting on Monday where top officials of...
Suspected spies face 6, 13 yrs in prison in Lithuania
2017 m. sausio 13 d. 21:21
A Šiauliai court on Friday finished hearings in an espionage trial of a former Lithuanian...
Minister of Defence plans to set up military procurement agency
2017 m. sausio 10 d. 11:58
Lithuanian Defence Minister Raimundas Karoblis is planning to establish a separate agency...
Minister of Defence hopes all recruits to join voluntarily in 2017
2017 m. sausio 4 d. 14:06
Lithuania's Defence Minister Raimundas Karoblis hopes that all recruits will join the country's Armed Forces voluntarily this year.
What to observe in Lithuanian politics in 2017
2017 m. sausio 2 d. 13:05
BNS Lithuania news agency lists the most important 2017 projected events on the political and public arena in Lithuania.
Lithuania considers buying combat helicopters - new DefMin
2016 m. gruodžio 30 d. 12:40
Lithuania considers purchase of combat helicopters, says the country's new Minister of...
Lithuania buying air defense system simulators from Sweden
2016 m. gruodžio 12 d. 13:25
Lithuania's Defence Ministry has signed a contract with Swedish company SAAB Dynamics on...
Lithuania considers purchase of missile artillery systems
2016 m. gruodžio 6 d. 23:19
Lithuania is considering supplying the country's Armed Forces with missile artillery...
Lithuanian speaking Marine in love with the homeland of his parents  (3)
2016 m. gruodžio 5 d. 12:54
US Marines are rare guests in Lithuania. However, this year among those several hundred, who participated in international exercise Iron Sword 2016, one met a...
Lithuania to step up defence ties with US
2016 m. gruodžio 2 d. 13:36
Lithuania is set to step up defence ties with the United States by signing the first bilateral cooperation agreement.
Lithuania signs contract to buy 168 armored carriers from Germany
2016 m. lapkričio 30 d. 19:26
The Lithuanian military is buying 168 armored personnel carriers from Germany for around...
Defmin candidate backs idea of general conscription
2016 m. lapkričio 25 d. 13:36
Candidate for Lithuania's defence minister, diplomat Raimundas Karoblis , supports the...
Ukraine is ready for all scenarios, including massive military action
2016 m. lapkričio 23 d. 17:52
Ukraine is ready not only for the so-called Crimea n corridor scenario, but also for much...
Lithuania demonstrates better defence abilities on Armed Forces Day
2016 m. lapkričio 23 d. 13:31
As Lithuania marks the Day of Armed Forces on Wednesday, the country's leaders and top military officers noted the enhanced national and NATO defense capacities...
National Defence, Security Industries Association gets new chief
2016 m. lapkričio 23 d. 11:24
Ričardas Sartatavičius has been appointed as the new director of the Lithuanian Defence and Security Industries Association.
No general conscription for Lithuania before 2020
2016 m. lapkričio 21 d. 11:01
Should Lithuanian politicians decide to introduce general conscription , preparations would...
Seimas confirms commitments to NATO, strategic partnership with US  (1)
2016 m. lapkričio 17 d. 15:10
Lithuania's parliament restated its plans to meet the commitment to NATO in terms of...
4,000 troops to take part in international exercise Iron Sword
2016 m. lapkričio 16 d. 16:05
About 4,000 Lithuanian and Allied troops will attend Iron Sword 2016 exercise held in...