On January 8 a new unit of the Lithuanian Armed Forces, Communications and Information Systems Battalion was inaugurated in Vilnius. The new Battalion has been formed on the basis of the Communications and Information Systems Company of the Lithuanian Grand Duke Gediminas Headquarters Battalion, it will be responsible for the security of internal communication in the Lithuanian Armed Forces. The Battalion will be under the command of Major Vaidas Černikas.
“Establishment of the Communications and Information Systems Battalion is very timely, the unit will be an important support in the Lithuanian Armed Forces now that threats have acquired new, hidden forms, and units of the Lithuanian Armed Forces depend on different modern technologies and systems more than ever before,” Vice Minister of National Defence Edvinas Kerza said at the ceremony.
The ceremony held in the compound of the Lithuanian Grand Duke Gediminas Headquarters Battalion was also attended by Chief of Defence of Lithuania Lieutenant General Jonas Vytautas Žukas, representatives of the Ministry of National Defence, commanders and soldiers of military units.
The main task of the Communications and Information Systems Battalion is to ensure security of connection among units of the Lithuanian Armed Forces thus enabling the Chief for Defence to execute command and control. The unit is based in Vilnius, in the territory of the Lithuanian Grand Duke Gediminas Headquarters Battalion.