Lithuanian Armed Forces

Type: Organization
Name: Lithuanian Armed Forces
First reported Sep 05 2014 - Updated Sep 05 2014 - 1 reports

MSPO 2014: Lithuania signs contract for Polish Grom MANPADS

Lithuania signed a EUR34 million (USD44 million) contract with Poland to buy Grom man-portable air defence systems (MANPADS) at MSPO in Kielce on 2 September.Lithuania has ordered Grom MANPADS from Poland. (Grzegorz Holdanowicz)The number of missiles ... [Published Jane's - Sep 05 2014]
First reported Sep 03 2014 - Updated Sep 03 2014 - 1 reports

Lithuania signs contract on purchase of Polish air-defence system GROM

On Tuesday, in Poland, Lithuanian Armed Forces signed a purchase agreement of short-range man-portable air-defence missile systems GROM, reports LETA/ELTA.The agreement was signed betweenDirector General for Capabilities and Armaments of the Ministry ... [Published The Baltic Course - Sep 03 2014]
First reported Aug 20 2014 - Updated Aug 20 2014 - 1 reports

Lithuania continues its commitments to Afghanistan

Lithuanian officers deployed to the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) rotated after a year-long tour of duty which also extends Lithuania's participation in the mission for another year, the Ministry of National Defence informs ... [Published The Baltic Course - Aug 20 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 1 reports

New chief of defense inaugurated in Lithuania

VILNIUS, July 24 (Xinhua) -- Major General Jonas Vytautas Zukas was inaugurated as Lithuania's new chief of defense on Thursday.Zukas replaced Lieutenant General Arvydas Pocius, who led the Lithuanian Armed Forces since 2009.The new chief of defense, ... [Published Xinhua News Agency - Jul 24 2014]

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...Brigadier General Gintautas Zenkevicius, Director General for Capabilities and Armaments at the Lithuanian Ministry of National Defence, who said: "The purchase of short-range air defence systems is one of the Lithuanian Armed Forces' top priorities. The mobility and combat potential of Grom systems will definitely build up the defence of Lithuanian army units and facilities to defend them from the aerial attack"
"In the nearest future, we should give more attention to Lithuania's armed defense capacities to deter our enemies and to accept support from allies" Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite was quoted by BNS news agency as saying at the ceremony

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MSPO 2014: Lithuania signs contract for Polish ... [Published Jane's - Sep 05 2014]
Lithuania signs contract on purchase of Polish ... [Published The Baltic Course - Sep 03 2014]
Lithuania continues its commitments to Afghanistan [Published The Baltic Course - Aug 20 2014]
New chief of defense inaugurated in Lithuania [Published Xinhua News Agency - Jul 24 2014]
Biography for Arvydas Pocius [Published Silobreaker - Dec 03 2009]
Biography for Edvardas Mažeikis [Published Able2Act - Sep 22 2005]
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