Lithuanian Armed Forces

Type: Organization
Name: Lithuanian Armed Forces
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 2 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]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 1 reports

Lithuania to Boost Defense Capacity With Planned Infantry Fighting Vehicles Acquisition

Lithuania’s defense ministry has sought information from several international manufacturers of infantry fighting vehicles as the country’s military is set to replace its M113 armored personnel carriers, Defense News reported Wednesday .Jaroslaw Adamowski ... [Published Executive Gov - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated Jul 23 2014 - 1 reports

Lithuania launches national Land Force mechanisation project

The Lithuanian Ministry of National Defence (MND) has launched a long-term project designed to mechanise, strengthen and upgrade the Lithuanian Land Force.Approximately two battalions of the mechanised infantry brigade (MIB) Iron Wolf are scheduled to ... [Published Army Technology - Jul 23 2014]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 1 reports

Lithuania looks for new armored vehicles

VILNIUS, Lithuania, July 22 (UPI) -- Lithuania has begun the first phase of a modernization program for its land forces, which will include replacement of M113 armored personnel carriers.In the first phase, two mechanized infantry battalions will be outfitted ... [Published UPI - Jul 22 2014]
First reported Jul 14 2014 - Updated Jul 14 2014 - 1 reports

Medieval day to be celebrated...

FromLithuanian armed forces are set to commemorate the victory in the Battle of Grunwald (Zalgirio Musis), reports ELTA.Exhibitions, creative workshops and educative games will be held in Vilnius on Tuesday, July 15 as part of the commemorations.Medieval ... [Published Baltic Times - Jul 14 2014]
First reported Jul 10 2014 - Updated Jul 10 2014 - 1 reports

Saab Bofors Dynamics will supply Carl-Gustav munitions for Baltic armed forces

Photo: kam.ltOn June 30 the European DefenceAgency (EDA) signed a five-year contract with the Swedish manufacturer onbehalf of the Baltic states, munitions will also be provided for the Czech Republicand Poland.Under the contract ammunition forthe Carl-Gustav ... [Published The Baltic Course - Jul 10 2014]
First reported Jul 02 2014 - Updated Jul 02 2014 - 1 reports

Lithuania approves purchasing Polish air-defence systems

Lithuania's cabinet allowed the Ministry of National Defence to purchase short distance air-defence systems GROM from Poland on Wednesday. Man-portable systems will be purchased from the 130 million litas (around 52 million U.S. dollars) of additional ... [Published Individual.com - Jul 02 2014]
First reported Jul 02 2014 - Updated Jul 02 2014 - 1 reports

New US Defence attache comes ...

FromDefence Attaches of the United States to Lithuania have changed over at a formal ceremony at the Ministry of National Defence.Colonel Jeffrey L. Jennette will be replaced in the position by Lieutenant Colonel John C. Moore, the Ministry of National ... [Published Baltic Times - Jul 02 2014]

Quotes

"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
"At this tense time we have to become united and determined to defend what belonged to our ancestors, what belongs to us and what will belong to our children - the land and the freedom of Lithuania."
Lithuanian MND Capability and Armament Director General brigadier general Gintautas Zenkevicius said: "New fighting vehicles that would satisfy national and Nato requirements would make us capable of operating equally with our allies, not only from [a] operational but also from [a] technical point of view."
"Mobility and combat capabilities of GROM systems will strengthen the protection of Lithuania's military units and objects from air strikes" announced the ministry

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New chief of defense inaugurated in Lithuania [Published Xinhua News Agency - Jul 24 2014]
Lithuania to Boost Defense Capacity With Planne... [Published Executive Gov - Jul 24 2014]
New defense chief appointed in... [Published Baltic Times - Jul 24 2014]
Lithuania launches national Land Force mechanis... [Published Army Technology - Jul 23 2014]
Lithuania Launches RFI for Infantry Combat Vehicle [Published Defense-Aerospace - Jul 22 2014]
Lithuania looks for new armored vehicles [Published UPI - Jul 22 2014]
Medieval day to be celebrated... [Published Baltic Times - Jul 14 2014]
Saab, EDA Sign Agreement for Carl-Gustaf Ammo [Published Defense-Aerospace - Jul 10 2014]
Saab Bofors Dynamics will supply Carl-Gustav mu... [Published The Baltic Course - Jul 10 2014]
Lithuania approves purchasing Polish air-defenc... [Published Individual.com - Jul 02 2014]
New US Defence attache comes ... [Published Baltic Times - Jul 02 2014]
Biography for Arvydas Pocius [Published Silobreaker - Dec 03 2009]
Biography for Edvardas Mažeikis [Published Able2Act - Sep 22 2005]
Biography for Valdas Tutkus [Published Able2Act - Sep 21 2005]
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