Posts tagged as deploy

US to deploy hundreds of troops to Lithuania for training

Thursday, July 16, 2020

The United States will deploy hundreds of American troops to Lithuania for training over the next few years, said US Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy in Vilnius on Thursday. “We intend to continue these deployments to Lithuania where both of our forces can mutually benefit from shared operations,” he told reporters after meeting with Lithuanian Defence Minister Raimundas Karoblis. “This level of cooperation, training, security and, ultimately, stability has…

NATO’s right to deploy in Latvia in crisis situations to be outlined in legislation

Monday, July 15, 2019

In the event of crisis situations NATO forces will be able to deploy in Latvia from beyond its border, as provided by amendments to the Latvian State Border Law the government will discuss on 16 July. Amendments state that people who arrive in Latvia as part of NATO forces to provide assistance in emergency situations or in exceptional cases, including while taking part in exercises, will be able to cross…

Netherlands to pull fighter jets from fight against Islamic State

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Dutch F-16 fighter jets will end bombing missions against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria at the end of the year, their government said on Friday. “Cabinet has decided not to prolong the use of F-16’s in the fight against Islamic State past Dec. 31,” the Dutch cabinet said in a statement.Four Dutch F-16s have been striking the militant group in Iraq since October 2014 and operations were expanded when the…

Montenegro to join NATO batallion deployed in Latvia – NATO general

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Montenegro also plans to join the NATO battle group deployed in Latvia, General James Everard, Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe, told journalists in Riga. The general said that he met with Latvian Defense Minister Raimonds Bergmanis (Greens/Farmers) and Chief of Defense Leonids Kalnins and discussed the issue related with the NATO enhance forward presence battle group that “includes eight nations, and soon nine when Montenegro joins”. Latvian Defense Ministry’s spokesman…

Minister of National Defence R. Karoblis expresses condolences over the Czech soldiers fallen in Afghanistan

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Minister of National Defence Raimundas Karoblis conveyed condolences to Minister of Defence of the Czech Republic Lubomir Metnar regarding the death of three soldiers of the Czech Republic killed in Afghanistan on Sunday. “This is a great loss both for the families of the perished servicemen and for your country which has sacrificed the lives of its servicemen for peace and brighter future of the Afghan people. Lithuania stands in…

Estonia to buy EUR 50 mln worth of Mistral missiles

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

The Estonian Center for Defense Investment has signed a contract on the purchase of short range air defense systems from the French armaments manufacturer MBDA France, planning to buy 50 million euros’ worth of missiles and training equipment. The director of the Center for Defense Investment, Col. Rauno Sirk, and MBDA France vice president Didier Philippe signed the contract on the purchase of Mistral short range missiles and training equipment…