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On September 16-18 Chief of Defence of Lithuania Lieutenant General Jonas Vytautas Žukas, Chiefs of Defence of NATO allies, and NATO leadership discussed the decisions taken at the NATO Summit in Warsaw and their implementation at a NATO Military Committee Conference in Split, Croatia.


The meeting addressed deployment of the NATO battalions in the Baltic states and Poland, rules of engagement for the battalions in peacetime and war, and specifics of control and command.

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Chief of Defence of Lithuania will attend NATO Defence Committee meeting during the weekend

On September 16-18 NATO Military Committee meets for a conference in Split (Croatia). Chief of Defence of Lithuania Lieutenant General Jonas Vytautas Žukas, counterparts from other NATO allies, and NATO leadership will address the decisions taken at the NATO Summit in Warsaw in July 2016 and their implementation.


The NATO Chiefs of Defence will also review key aspects of the implemented of scheduled tasks, evaluate and exchange views on ongoing NATO operations, missions, and other activities, in order to provide additional guidance and solutions.

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A delegation of Portugal's generals will conduct a visit in Lithuania

On August 10-12 Commander of the Portuguese Air Force General Manuel Texeira Rolo, Commander of the Portuguese Army General Frederico Jose Rovisco Duarte, Chief of the Joint Staff Rear Admiral José Domingos Pereira da Cunha, and an accompanying Portuguese delegation, will on a formal visit to Lithuania. The guests will meet with Commander of the Lithuanian Land Force Brigadier General Valdemaras Rupšys and Commander of the Lithuanian Air Force Colonel Audronis Navickas.

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Lithuanian Land Force is in command of Brigadier General V. Rupšys

On July 15, during commemoration of the 606th anniversary of the Lithuanian Land Force, command of the service was transferred to Brigadier General Valdemaras Rupšys. Prior to the changeover ceremony he was promoted to brigadier general from the rank of colonel at the Presidential Palace in Vilnius. The new commander replaced Major General Almantas Leika after four years in the position.


Video report: https://youtu.be/vTa6keZYtLw

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Lithuanian officers train in JEF exercise in the United Kingdom

From June 27 through July 10 three Lithuanian officers (one officer assigned to the headquarters and two operations and logistics specialists) attend Command Post Exercise (CPX) Joint Venture 2016 in the United Kingdom. The exercise tests the level of readiness of the Standing Joint Force Headquarters of the Joint Expeditionary Force (JEF), including Lithuanian military personnel. Colonel Raimundas Vaikšnoras, Chief of the Operations Command, Joint Staff of the Lithuanian Armed Forces, observed the exercise and met with Lithuanian participants in the UK.

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Military off-road vehicles procured from the Netherlands are on the way to Lithuania

From June 27 to July 15 roughly 150 used Mercedes-Benz GD military all-terrain vehicles are being transported from the Netherlands to complement ATV pool of the Lithuanian Armed Forces. These all-terrain vehicles are in good technical. Primarily the vehicles are taken to the Depot Storage Service of the Lithuanian Armed Forces, and later distributed to different units.

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The Lithuanian Armed Forces is getting equipped with world's most advanced self-propelled howitzers PzH2000

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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