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On September 22 Minister of National Defence Raimundas Karoblis and Ambassador of the United States to Lithuania HE Robert S. Gilchrist will visit the Gen S.Žukauskas Training Area in Pabradė (Švenčionys region) to greet the new rotation of U.S. soldiers deployed to Lithuania. The officials will meet with the 2nd Brigade, 69th Regiment, 2nd Battalion Commander Lt Col George Bolton Jr., and view the equipment brought by the U.S forces. The U.S. soldiers are deployed with Abrams tanks, Bradley armoured fighting vehicles, all-terrain vehicles, etc., to Lithuania for several weeks of training. They arrived in early September.

 
 New Defence Attaché of the United Kingdom accredited to Lithuania
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September 18, Vice Minister of National Defence Eimutis Misiūnas accredited Royal Air Force Squadron Leader Steve Gleisinger as next Defence Attaché of the United Kingdom to Lithuania at a ceremony at the Ministry of National Defence.

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 Lithuanian and Polish Defence Ministers discussed further cooperation on defence and defensibility of the Suwalki Corridor
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September 17, Minister of National Defence of Lithuania Raimundas Karoblis and Minister of National Defence of Poland Mariusz Błaszczak discussed regional security situation, bilateral initiatives for strengthening regional security – cooperation of armed forces to ensure defensibility of the Suwalki Gap and the aspiration to have a persistent U.S. military presence in Europe and the region – and other topical aspects of NATO agenda at a meeting in Vilnius.

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 Data on interceptions of aircraft completed near the Baltic States' borders September 7 – 13, 2020
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On September 7 – 13 fighter aircraft conducting the NATO Air Policing Mission in the Baltic states carried out 2 alert scrambles to identify and escort military aircraft of the Russian Federation in the international airspace over the Baltic Sea.

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 Lithuania starts work to create legal framework for ethical hackers
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Seeking a coordinated and legally regulated involvement of cybersecurity community into the process of enhancing national cybersecurity maturity level, the Ministry of National Defence has drafted an amendment to the Law on Cyber Security of the Republic of Lithuania. If approved, the amendment will provide a legal basis for responsible disclosure of vulnerabilities in communications and information systems (CIS) that otherwise could be exploited for a cyber-incident.

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 Lithuanian troops will be armed with German pistols Heckler&Koch SF P9 SF Paddle
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In order to achieve new quality in the Lithuanian Armed Forces and ensure provision of modern soldier equipment, the Lithuanian Ministry of National Defence has concluded an agreement with the German company Heckler & Koch and will provide its troops with pistols SFP9 SF Paddle. These pistols were chosen as the ones that best meet the needs of the Lithuanian Armed Forces.

 

 

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 Lithuanian and Norwegian Defence Ministers discussed further cooperation in the field of defence
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Video material (author Sgt Spc Lukas Tamošiūnas)

 

“Norway is our important defence partner and we cooperate in various formats, both bilaterally and multilaterally. The security of the Northern and Baltic Sea regions is intertwined, therefore it is in our interests to strengthen our further cooperation as a necessary condition for the security of the region,“ said Minister of National Defence Raimundas Karoblis during the meeting with Minister of Defence of the Kingdom of Norway Frank Bakke-Jensen on 8 September.

 

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