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On April 22 Distinguished Visitors and Media Day took place at Exercise Flaming Thunder 2015 at the General Silvestras Žukauskas Training Area in Pabradė.

 

The event was attended by the Minister of National Defence, Juozas Olekas, the Chief of Defence of Lithuania, Major General Jonas Vytautas Žukas, the Commander of the Lithuanian Land Force, Major General Almantas Leika, and leadership of other units of the Lithuanian Armed Forces.

 
 Defence cooperation of Lithuania and Hungary was discussed
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On April 27 defence cooperation between Lithuania and Hungary, security situation in the region, and contribution to multinational operations was discussed at the Ministry of National Defence. The Ambassador of Hungary in Lithuania, Zoltan Pecze, also introduced to representatives of the Ministry of National Defence the newly appointed Deputy Defence Attaché of Hungary in Lithuania, Brigadier General Nándor Kilián.

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 Data on interceptions of vessels and aircraft completed near the Baltic States’ borders from 20 to 26 April 2015
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On April 20 through 26 fighter jets of the NATO Baltic Air Policing Mission were scrambled twice to identify and escort military aircraft of the Russian Federation flying in international airspace.

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 F-16 Fighting Falcons of the Norwegian Air Force landed at the Šiauliai Airbase
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On April 27  four F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft of the new NATO Baltic Air Policing Mission contingent of the Norwegian Air Force landed at the Šiauliai Airbase.

 

On April 30 the air contingents conducting the NATO Air Policing Mission in the Baltic States will change at a formal ceremony at the Šiauliai Air Base of the Lithuanian Air Force: a Norwegian contingent will take over from Italian troops. The Norwegian contingent will patrol the Baltic skies with four F-16 Fighting Falcons while the Norwegian contingent will total roughly 90 experts in various areas.

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 Public and Military Day will come to Marijampolė for the first time
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Partisan Tributing, Public and Military Day that scored over 10 thousand participants last year in Vilnius, will invite all the people of Lithuania to Marijampolė on May 17.

 

The largest annual public-military event will give the public and opportunity to see all the services of the Lithuanian Armed Forces in the city centre of Marijampolė this year. The Lithuanian Land Force will be involved particularly numerously – from a handgun to an artillery gun, from an all-terrain vehicle to an armoured vehicle, every aspect of infantry warfare will be presented to the public.

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 High readiness Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO are prepared to respond if there is a crisis in the region
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On April 21 a delegation of Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO (STRIKFORNATO) headed by its Deputy Commander Rear Admiral Tim Lowe paid a visit to the ministry of National Defence. The delegation discussed security situation in the region, threats arising to Lithuania and ways of enhancing defence at meeting with Vice Minister of National Defence Marijus Velička and Commander of the Lithuanian Navy Rear Admiral (lower half) Kęstutis Macijauskas.

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 J. Olekas confirmed Lithuania’s readiness to increase support to Ukraine’s security and defence reforms
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April 20, Kyiv, Minister of National Defence underscored Lithuania’s readiness to increase practical support to Ukraine’s reforms in security and defence area while on a formal visit in Kyiv.

 

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Volunteer soldiers of the 8th Territorial Unit of Didžioji Kova Military District, National Defence Volunteer Force, are figuring out urban combat. Photo credit: L.Bratikas
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