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Multinational Brigade at the Combined Joint Offensive Operation doing a deliberate attack during last year's Trident Juncture 15 Photo: Jfcbrunssum

Estonia eyes a military Schengen Area

In accordance with the new procedure, permission for foreign military vessels to enter territorial and inland waters and permission for foreign state aircraft to enter […]

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at the launch of his Annual Report for 2015  Photo: Nato.int

NATO: insecurity abroad stopped cuts in allies’ defense budgets

Mr. Stoltenberg welcomed Allies’ progress on defense spending, noting that “after many years of substantial reductions in defense spending, the cuts have now practically stopped […]

Lithuanian Minister of National Defence Juozas Olekas and his Polish and Ukrainian counterparts, respectively, Minister of National Defence Antoni Macierewicz and Minister of Defence General of the Army Stepan Poltorak   Photo: Kam.lt

LITPOLUKRBRIG – bringing Ukraine closer to the Euro-Atlantic community

The ceremony officially marked that the LITPOLUKRBRIG HQ based in Lublin, eastern Poland, has achieved Initial Operational Capability, i.e. 90% of the staff personnel has […]

US soldiers from the 2nd Cavalry Division, 3rd Division, will be deployed to the Duke Vaidotas Mechanised Infantry Battalion of the Mechanised Infantry Brigade Iron Wolf  Photo: Kam.lt

US Army sends new troops to Lithuania under rotation program

The U.S. soldiers will deploy from the 2nd Cavalry Division, 3rd Division, U.S. Army Europe, based in Vilseck, Germany. Roughly 130 U.S. troops flew in […]

NATO has been patrolling the Baltic skies since 2004   Photo: Kam.lt

Spain and Belgium take over NATO’s air policing mission over the Baltics

Spain will lead the Baltic Air Policing mission for the first four months of 2016 with four Eurofighter Typhoon jets based at Šiauliai, Lithuania. Four […]

File photo showing the ceremony held in Skopje on 31 March 2003 which marked the end of NATO’s peacekeeping mission in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and its handover to the European Union   Photo: Nato.int

Macedonian products “join” NATO before the country

For them, a name dispute is not a problem because they are already consumed by NATO troops. Since November 2015, Macedonian egg producing company Veze […]

Patrick Auroy, NATO Assistant Secretary General for Defense Investment and Oleg Gladkovsky, First Deputy Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine, signing the roadmap  Photo:Nato.int

NATO and Ukraine sign Defence-Technical Co-operation Roadmap

The roadmap sets out key activities to implement the priorities listed in a corresponding Declaration of Intent signed in September 2015. Those priorities include improvement […]

Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia close ranks to talk NATO into boosting deterring presence on their soil   Photo: Kam.lt

The Baltics to table convergent positions at 2016 NATO summit

Estonian Minister of Defense Hannes Hanso said the Baltics had the same view of the security situation and shared common goals with regard to the […]

Romania moves on to the 2 per cent allotted to the defense budget as of 2017  Photo: Mapn.ro

Romania ups defense budget, lists priorities for 2016

The proposed defense budget for 2016 amounts to 1.50 percent of the GDP of 2016, plus other expenditures that will reach 1.70 percent of the GDP, […]

The upgraded mortar systems will now also include a digital automated fire control   Photos: Kam.lt

Upgraded self-propelled 120 mm mortars to enter service in Lithuania

Experts from Elbit Systems Land&C4I Ltd. and Israeli enterprise that completed the upgrade on the Lithuanian Armed Forces’ heavy mortars, carried out the testing to […]