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On November 2 through 14 large-scale multinational exercise Iron Sword 2014 will be held in Lithuania for the first time. The exercise will take place in two largest Lithuania's training ranges and involve over 2.5 thousand military personnel from 9 NATO member states: the Czech Republic, Estonia, U.S.A., UK, Canada, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Hungary and Germany.

 

"A number of measures are being considered in the Alliance after the NATO Summit in Wales, a part of them is related to strengthening security in Eastern Europe, i.e. increased NATO presence and increased number of combined exercises in our region, and establishment of command and control elements. The multinational Exercise Iron Sword 2014 which will soon begin in Lithuania is an excellent example of talks and plans being translated into concrete actions. This exercise will increase the ability to act in the territory of the country both - alone and jointly with our allies, and will become a priceless professional experience for our military personnel," Chief of Defence of Lithuania Major General Jonas Vytautas Žukas.

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Media invited to a press conference on large-scale multinational exercise Iron Sword 2014 to take place in Lithuania next week

 

On October 29 at a press conference at the Ministry of National Defence Chief of Defence of Lithuania Major General Jonas Vytautas Žukas and Commander of the Lithuanian Land Force Major General Almantas Leika will present multinational large-scale exercise Iron Sword 2014 which will be held on November 2-14 for the first time in Lithuania.

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Lithuanian and U.S. soldier attend training with heavy combat materiel in Rukla

Soldiers of Lithuania and the United States are taking part in a combined training in Rukla, Gaižiūnai Training Range. On October 23 six Lithuanian- U.S. platoons (in total, roughly 100 personnel) underwent anti-ambush drills, trained destroying bunkers, and completing infantry combat tasks in buildings with support the U.S. Bradley infantry fighting vehicles, Stryker armoured personnel carrier, and M113 armoured vehicles of the Lithuanian Armed Forces.

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Chief of Defence observed NATO command post exercise in Poland

On October 21-22 Chief of Defence of Lithuania Major General Jonas Vytautas Žukas conducted a visit to Allied Joint Force Command (JFC) Brunssum at invitation of the Chief of Defence of Poland. The Lithuanian Chief of Defence observed NATO Command Post Exercise (CPX) Trident Joust 2014 at the Joint Force Training Centre Bydgoszcz, Poland.

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Commander of the Lithuanian Air Force Colonel A.Navickas conducting visits to Belgium and Italy

On October 20-24 Commander of the Lithuanian Air Force Colonel Audronis Navickas is conducting visits to Brussels (Belgium) and Florence (Italy).

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SNMCMG1 under the Lithuanian leadership attended naval exercise in the United Kingdom

On October 6-16 the Standing NATO Mine Counter-measures Group ONE (SNMCMG1) led by an officer of the Lithuanian Navy took part in a combined forces Exercise Joint Warrior off the northwestern coast of Scotland. The international training event involved the total of 13 Allies training according to various regional crisis-focused maritime combat scenarios generated specifically for the exercise.

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Lithuanian and U.S. soldiers were destroying armoured combat materiel of hostile forces with anti-tank weaponry

On October 6 through 16 Lithuanian Land Force's anti-tank units and a U.S. anti-tank team trained destroying armoured combat materiel of hostile forces with their anti-tank weaponry at a combined tactical live fire field Exercise Hunter 2014 at the General Silvestras Žukauskas Training Area in Pabradė.

 

Video report (Sergeant Specialist Lukas Kalvaitis)

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