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On June 24 two 155 mm self-propelled PzH2000 (Panzerhaubitze 2000) howitzers the Lithuanian Armed Forces have acquired from the German Armed Forces were brought to General Romualdas Giedraitis Artillery Battalion, Mechanised Infantry Brigade Iron Wolf. These are the first of the 16 155mm self-propelled howitzers bought for combat purposes by the Lithuanian Armed Forces from the German Armed Forces under a contract signed last September, 5 more are acquired for training and spare parts.

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Representatives of the Ministry of National Defence and the Lithuanian Armed Forces observed Boxer infantry fighting vehicle prototype tests in Germany

On June 22 Chief of Defence of Lithuania Lieutenant General Jonas Vytautas Žukas and a delegation formed by representatives of the Ministry of National Defence and the Lithuanian Armed Forces observed tests of prototype Boxer infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) arranged by the ARTEC industrial group in Klietz training area, Germany.


"I appreciate the manufacturer's effort to demonstrate a prototype in operation in accordance with Lithuania's requirements ahead of signing an agreement," the Chief of Defence of Lithuania said.

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Team of the NATO Force Integration Unit underscores Lithuania's support to its operation

On June 17 leadership of the NATO Force Integration Unit Lithuania (NFIU LTU) presented the NFIU activities to the Chief of Defence of Lithuania Lieutenant General Jonas Vytautas Žukas.


"At the culmination of 9 months of hard work by the 14 Nation NFIU team, made up of very competent professionals, from very different backgrounds and expertise, working to achieve the main objective of ensuring that if a NATO Very High Readiness Task Force had to come into Lithuania, we could facilitate their arrival and movement as well as that of any follow-on forces. Colonel Jakob Larson NFIU LTU Commander said while also emphasising the value of the support of Lithuania as the host nation.

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The part of Exercise Iron Wolf 2016 running in Pabradė wrapped up with a dynamic display

On June 16 a dynamic display preceded closing ceremony of the part of multinational Exercise Iron Wolf 2016 held at General Silvestras Žukauskas Training Area in Pabradė.


"In the context of the current geopolitical situation it is critical to have multinational military exercises in our region. I welcome very much the annually increasing numbers of allied and partner forces training in Lithuania. Exercises offer a great format for international cooperation, an excellent place for soldiers to get to know each other, share experience and hone cohesion," Chief of Defence of Lithuania Lieutenant General said in front of the parade.

Video by Sgt Sp 1st Class Lukas Kalvaitis: https://youtu.be/P2hRHKBB10c

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Chiefs of Defence of Denmark and Lithuania discussed enhancement of security and cooperation in our region at a meeting in Rukla

On June 14 Chief of Defence of Lithuania Lieutenant General Jonas Vytautas Žukas met with Chief of Defence of Denmark General Peter Bartram on a visit in Lithuania. The Danish and the Lithuanian military leaders met in Rukla to discuss bilateral and multilateral cooperation, the run-up for the NATO Summit in Warsaw, and other topical themes. On the same day the Generals attended DV Day of multinational field training exercise Iron Wolf 2016 in Rukla where the Chiefs of Defence and other distinguished guests from NATO allies had an opportunity to extend their knowledge of the course of the exercise, training audience, weaponry and materiel used, and to talk to participating soldiers.

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Exercise Iron Wolf 2016 will be wrapped up with a final operation at Gen S.Žukauskas Training Area

On June 16 the part of the multinational Exercise Iron Wolf 2016 held in General Silvestras Žukauskas Training Area in Pabradė will be closed with the finalising operation. The dynamic display will involve task forces formed by Duke Vaidotas and the Lithuanian Grand Duke Kęstutis Battalions with assigne units from the 12th Brigade of Poland and the Pennsylvania Army National Guard, and the 2nd Cavalry Regiment, U.S. Army.

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400 paratroopers will jump into Gaižiūnai Training Area

On June 15 training audience of Exercise Iron Wolf 2016 will commence defensive and offensive operations at Gaižiūnai Training Area, and territories of Jonava, Kaunas and Kėdainiai districts. The active phase of Iron Wolf 2016, i.e., field training exercise (FTX), will begin with an airborne assault carried out by soldiers with the 173rd Airborne Brigade (United States) and reconnaissance personnel of the Lithuanian Armed Forces, in total, roughly 400 allied troops. The 291st Infantry Battalion of the Bundeswehr will provide ground support, and B-52 strategic bomber of the U.S. Air Force will ensure air support during the operation. In the meanwhile, task force formed on the basis of the 1st Hussar Battalion, 2nd Brigade, Danish Division, will provide area defence.

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