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On September 14 M1 Abrams tanks and Bradley infantry fighting vehicles of the 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, currently deployed in Poland, were unloaded at Pabradė Railway Station. The units will be training at Gen. Silvestras Žukauskas Training Area in Pabradė until the end of September alongside troops of the Mechanised Infantry Brigade Iron Wolf, Lithuanian Armed Forces, and the NATO enhanced Forward Presence Battalion Battle Group.

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Lithuanian and Estonian Chiefs of Defence discussed military cooperation in Tallinn

On September 18-19 Chief of Defence of Lithuania Lieutenant General Jonas Vytautas Žukas conducted a formal visit to Estonia. He met with Chief of Defence of Estonia General Riho Terras at the Defence Staff of Estonia in Tallinn and discussed regional security, military cooperation of the two countries, and expressed delight about the alignment on different strategic regional security aspects.

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Chief of Defence Lt Gen Jonas Vytautas Žukas to conduct an official visit to Estonia

On September 18-19 Chief of Defence of Lithuania Lt Gen Jonas Vytautas Žukas is conducting a formal visit to Estonia in order to further strengthen military cooperation and regional security.

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Lithuanian soldiers shared their experience on the best ways of applying NATO standards at international Exercise Rapid Trident 2018 in Ukraine

On September 14 largest joint international exercise of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the U.S. Army Europe (USAREUR) Rapid Trident 2018 concluded at Yavoriv Training Area in Lviv oblast. Lithuania was represented at the exercise by military instructors conducting the Military Mission in Ukraine and by staff officers and NCOs of the trilateral Lithuanian, Polish and Ukrainian Great Hetman Konstantinas Ostrogiškis of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania Brigade.

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Inauguration Ceremony and Welcome for the Belgian and Luxembourg contingent of the 4th rotation NATO enhanced Forward Presence Battlegroup Lithuania

On Thursday, 13th September , the inauguration ceremony and the welcome for the newly arrived Belgian and Luxembourg soldiers of the 4th rotation NATO eFP Battlegroup Lithuania took place in the barracks of the Training Regiment of the Lithuanian Armed Forces in Rukla.

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Northern European Chiefs of Defence discussed enhancement of regional security at a session in Norway

On September 6-7 Chief of Defence of Lithuania Lieutenant General Jonas Vytautas Žukas attended Northern European Chief of Defense Conference held by Commander of the U. S. European Command (EUCOM) General Curtis Scaparrotti and Chief of Defence of Norway Admiral Haakon Bruun-Hanssen in Oslo, capital of Norway, which focused on discussion on enhancement of regional security.

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Ambassador of Sweden thanked Lithuanian Air Force helicopter crews for help during fires in Sweden

On September 6 Ambassador of Sweden in Lithuania HE Maria Christina Lundqvist and Defence Attaché of Sweden Örjan Ström thanked crews of Lithuanian Air Force Mi-8 helicopter for helping distinguish fires in Sweden and presented a letter of commendation from Supreme Commander of Sweden General Micael Bydén.

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As always, the 4th issue of the "Lithuanian Military Digest" firstly covers the most important military news such as the week-long trip to the United States (US) conducted by the Chief of Defence of Lithuania General Lieutenant Jonas Vytautas Žukas. During the visit Chief of Defence had an opportunity to see that the US commitment to the security in Europe, including our region, are steadfast. Also, the Ministry of National Defence and the Lithuanian Armed Forces enhances the present air defence capabilities and functionality of the weaponry in their possession by procuring improved missiles and BORC night-capability sights on the basis of a contract signed with Swedish manufacturer Saab. Besides these and other news our readers are welcome to get to know with the new commander of the NATO Enhanced Forward Presence Battlegroup Battalion in Lithuania Lieut. Col. René Braun. In our interview commander conveys his first impressions on the Lithuanian Armed Forces and comments on the training opportunities he has in our country. Finally, in this issue you can also take a look at the drones of the contemporary conflict, which is exhaustively described under the rubric "Special". More

                                                                

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