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The Seimas approved V.Rupšys to be the next Chief of Defence
2019-07-18
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Thursday the Seimas approved Major General Valdemaras Rupšys, incumbent Commander of the Land Force, as the next Chief of Defence.

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First time in the history of Lithuania, F-35A fifth-generation fighter aircraft landed at Šiauliai
2019-07-18
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Video report: short version (by Sgt Spc Lukas Tamošiūnas)

Video report: extended version (by Sgt Spc Lukas Tamošiūnas)

On July 18 F-35A Lightning II fighter aircraft of the United States landed at the Lithuanian Air Force Base in Šiauliai. They joined the F-15E fighters and C-130 mobility aircraft that arrived in Lithuania earlier to take part in the air defence Operation Rapid Forge for the first time held in our region.

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Commander of the German Bundeswehr Joint Forces Operations Command on a visit in Lithuania
2019-07-17
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On July 17 Commander of the German Bundeswehr Joint Forces Operations Command Lieutenant General Erich Pfeffer met with acting Chief of the Defence Staff of the Lithuanian Armed Forces Brigadier General Raimundas Vaikšnoras at the Defence Staff HQ.

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Commander of the German Bundeswehr Joint Forces Operations Command paid a visit to the Training and Doctrine Command of the Lithuanian Armed Forces
2019-07-17
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On July 17 Commander of the Lithuanian Armed Forces Training and Doctrine Command Brig Gen Gintautas Zenkevičius met with Commander of the German Bundeswehr Joint Forces Operations Command Lieutenant General Erich Pfeffer and his delegation.

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First time U.S.-sponsored air defence Operation Rapid Forge takes place in the Baltic region
2019-07-16
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On July 16 F-15E fighter aircraft and C-130 mobility aircraft of the U.S. Air Force landed at the Lithuanian Air Force Base in Šiauliai to take part in the U.S.-led Operation Rapid Forge, an air defence exercise held in our region for the first time.

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First Vilkas Infantry Fighting Vehicles officially handed over to Lithuania
2019-07-09
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On July 9 first two of the 88 Vilkas Infantry Fighting Vehicles (IFVs) produced to the Lithuanian Armed Forces by a German manufacturer were formally handed over to Lithuania. The IFVs will be designated to the Lithuanian Grand Duke Algirdas Mechanised Infantry Battalion of the Mechanised Infantry Brigade Iron Wolf. The purchase fills in a capability gap in the Lithuanian Land Force.

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Seven Lithuanian servicemembers deployed to Iraq with NATO forces
2019-07-07
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On July 7 seven soldiers of the Deployable Communication and Information Systems Module (DCISM) of the Lithuanian Armed Forces Communication and Information Systems Battalion were deployed for a half-year rotation to Iraq in composition of the NATO Signal Battalion, currently on standby for the NATO Response Force (NRF).

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Lithuanian soldiers formally deployed to multinational missions in Afghanistan, Iraq and Ukraine
2019-07-05
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On July 3 soldiers deploying to multinational operations in Afghanistan, Iraq and Ukraine were formally seen off at a ceremony at the Lithuanian Grand Duke Butigeidis Dragoon Battalion of the Motorised Infantry Brigade Griffin. The troops were presented with flags of the Republic of Lithuania blessed by Chaplain of the Lithuanian Navy Lt Cdr Remigijus Monstvilas.

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The Joint Expeditionary Force training at Baltic Protector in Kairiai Training Area
2019-07-04
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On June 26 - July 3 soldiers of Lithuania and the United Kingdom assigned to the UK-led Joint Expeditionary Force (JEF) trained joint actions at the Lithuanian Armed Forces training area in Kairiai (Klaipėda region). The exercise at Kairiai was the final phase of the Baltic Protector deployment of the JEF Maritime Task Group which began back in late May in the Baltic Sea.

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Portuguese rotational force has arrived to train alongside Lithuanians
2019-07-02
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On July 3 soldiers of the rotational force of Portugal were formally welcomed at the Lithuanian Grand Duke Butigeidis Dragoon Battalion of the Lithuanian Armed Forces Motorised Infantry Brigade Griffin in Klaipėda.  The Portuguese rotational force will be training together with units of the Motorised Infantry Brigade Griffin  until September.

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