Posts tagged as Army

Who actually manages the money of the Lithuanian army?

By Vairis Godmanis on Tuesday, October 1, 2019

In Lithuania, the theme of corruption is actual every week – firstamong the ruling elite, then among the officials of lower rank. The topic of the fight against corruption which is spoken by politicians, economists, law enforcement officers and experts, arises regularly. Prerequisites for the emergence of corruption always come from the state itself. The work of the state apparatus requires deputies, advisers, representatives, ministers. These managers are vested with…

Pennsylvania Guard to help Lithuanian army develop division-level HQ

Friday, September 13, 2019

Representatives of the Lithuanian Land Force and the 28th Infantry Division (28ID) of the Pennsylvania Army National Guard are signing an agreement on Friday to develop a division-level command and control (C2) capability. The document embeds the ambition of the Lithuanian Land Force Headquarters to develop a division-level command and control (C2) capability within the Lithuanian Land Force Headquarters. Lithuanian military representatives say it is necessary to ensure that the…

British Royal Marines give the Lithuanian Army a lesson in war

Friday, September 13, 2019

Royal Marines from 45 Commando have been showing off their training methods to Lithuanian Army Corporals. Royal Marines have been teaching the Lithuanian Army a lesson – literally. Two Corporals from the Baltic nation’s armed forces have been taking tips from British commandos during a visit to a Scottish training range. The green berets of 45 Commando welcomed the pair to Barry Buddon – just along the Angus coast from…

Latvia’s army to test UAVs from a local manufacturer

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Latvia’s National Armed Forces have been supplied with UAV systems from Latvian manufacturer UAV Factory and Atlas Aerospace for testing purposes, as confirmed by Defence Ministry. The supply of UAVs will enhance Latvian National Armed Forces’ surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities, as well as indirect fire support capabilities, explains the ministry. UAVs can also be used to provide support in search and rescue operations. «The testing of the UAV systems is…

Russia-NATO deportment – feel the difference

By Lukas Ramonas on Thursday, July 11, 2019

A special resolution was adopted in PACE on 26 of June. According to this document full powers were returned to the Russian delegation. The participants in the summer session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) approved a resolution that confirms the authority of the Russian delegation in full. Russia remains in PACE without any restrictions. A robust, responsible, pro-European position has prevailed, however not in all…

Technologies and armament mean nothing without people

Friday, July 5, 2019

There is enormous development ahead of Latvia’s National Armed Forces (NAF) in the next decade, said NAF Commander Leonīds Kalniņš in an interview to public broadcaster LTV programme Rīta panorama on 5 July. According to Kalniņš, in the next decade Latvia’s armed forces can expect a considerable increase in technological provision and intensity of military exercises. Latvia’s NAF commander also admits that the main military base in Ādaži is slowly…

Russia starts army drills to respond to Central Asia threats

Monday, June 24, 2019

The Russian military has launched a massive exercise to simulate a response to possible security threats in Central Asia. Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said the five-day drills that began Monday will “check the armed forces’ ability to ensure security in the Central Asian region that faces serious terrorist threats.” Russian officials have voiced concerns about the possible spread of militants from Afghanistan into former Soviet nations in Central Asia. Russia…

Army to give 50 machine guns to civilian paramilitary organization

Thursday, May 16, 2019

The Lithuanian Armed Forces will give 50 machine guns and 8,000 rounds of ammunition to the civilian paramilitary organization Riflemen’s Union, the Defense Ministry said on Wednesday. The German-made machine guns, which are in good working order but not used by the army, and ammunition will be entrusted to the Riflemen’s Union for a period of ten years, according to the ministry. “These machine guns will provide the riflemen with…

Ukrainian Army gets over 3,500 units of weapons, military equipment in 2018

Friday, November 16, 2018

Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) Oleksandr Turchynov says the enterprises of the Ukraine’s state-run military-industrial concern Ukroboronprom have transferred over 3,500 units of weapons and military equipment to the Ukrainian army over the three quarters this year, including over 2,000 units of brand new and modernized weapons. “It is about armored, naval, and aviation equipment, rocket and artillery weapons, air defense systems, communications, and electronic warfare…

New U.S. training unit in Afghanistan faces old problems

By James Mackenzie on Friday, August 17, 2018

Captain Joe Fontana, a team leader with the U.S. army’s 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade, is part of a new unit but he is working on problems that have been stubbornly familiar to American military advisers in Afghanistan for years. The 1st SFAB was formed last year as a new force of experienced advisers, to focus U.S. army training and support for Afghan troops and, in future, for other foreign…