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    MOD Republic of Lithuania official site (English version) and youtube channel:
    http://www.kam.lt/en/title.html
    https://www.youtube.com/user/KrastoApsauga

    Lithuanian Armed Forces official site (English version):
    http://kariuomene.kam.lt/en/home.html

    Facebook accounts of Lithuanian Land Force, National Defence Volunteer Forces (Home Guard), Mechanized Infantry Brigade "Iron Wolf".
    https://lt-lt.facebook.com/SausumosPajegos
    https://lt-lt.facebook.com/savanoriai
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mecha...55149464527923
    Last edited by TheKiwi; 25-07-2015, 12:26 PM.

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    http://en.delfi.lt/lithuania/defence....d?id=67709386

    Germany is set to sell artillery systems – 12 self-propelled howitzers PzH 2000 – to Lithuania, Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen said in Vilnius

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    • #3
      Originally posted by AurimasLT View Post
      Germany is set to sell artillery systems – 12 self-propelled howitzers PzH 2000 – to Lithuania, Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen said in Vilnius
      That is very good news, congrats.

      What about re-introduced conscription? Last I heard some 3,500 people were to be drafted some time soon. When exactly? Will they train/live together with professional troops or as stand-alone units? What is going to be their equipment?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by hythelday View Post
        What about re-introduced conscription? Last I heard some 3,500 people were to be drafted some time soon. When exactly?
        This year 3.000 conscripts will be drafted. Starting from next year it will be 3.500 conscripts annually. Standard service/training time 9 months. First drafting is planned in August-September (1.155 conscripts), second drafting November-December (1.845 conscripts). Number of persons that expressed will to serve voluntarily is growing each week so it’s possible that initial waves will largely consist of volunteers.

        Originally posted by hythelday View Post
        Will they train/live together with professional troops or as stand-alone units? What is going to be their equipment?
        Conscripts of first drafting (August- September) will serve in Grand Duke Butigeidis Dragoon battalion (Klaipeda), Grand Duke Kestutis mechanized infantry battalion (Taurage), Grand Duke Gediminas staff battalion (Vilnius), Grand Duke Vytenis logistics battalion (Marijampole). List for second drafting is much longer and includes engineer, artillery, air defence, mechanized infantry and other battalions.

        Conscripts will use standard Lithuanian army equipment.
        Last edited by AurimasLT; 28-04-2015, 08:39 AM.

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        • #5
          The nation has only 1 combat brigade right? but how many combat battalions? and how long ago was conscription ended before this recent recall?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by QuaPatetOrbis View Post
            The nation has only 1 combat brigade right?
            The decision to establish second brigade was made by the Lithuanian State Defence Council in early April. HQ of second brigade will be stationed in Klaipeda.

            Originally posted by QuaPatetOrbis View Post
            but how many combat battalions?
            Please check this link, there you will find current Lithuanian Armed Forces structure (scheme has some mistakes but you can get general idea). http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...orces_2012.png

            Originally posted by QuaPatetOrbis View Post
            how long ago was conscription ended before this recent recall?
            Lithuania abolished conscription in 2008.








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            • #7
              Originally posted by AurimasLT View Post

              The decision to establish second brigade was made by the Lithuanian State Defence Council in early April. HQ of second brigade will be stationed in Klaipeda.

              Thanks. Will it be a full standing brigade or just 1 or 2 battalions with only conscripts/

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              • #8
                Originally posted by QuaPatetOrbis View Post
                Thanks. Will it be a full standing brigade or just 1 or 2 battalions with only conscripts/
                Full brigade. Initially the brigade will consist of two motorized infantry battalions, More battalions will be attached later. The plan is to complete the brigade by 2021.

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                • #9
                  Lithuania's Chief of Defence Major General Jonas Vytautas Žukas said
                  "It will be based in Klaipėda because of the existing infrastructure there. We already have certain divisions and battalions which will be attributed to the brigade. I think we will have the brigade in 2016," he told BNS
                  http://en.delfi.lt/lithuania/defence....d?id=67808366
                  It sounds like some existing units will be folded into the 2nd Brigade, probably the "Grand Duke Butegeitis" motorized infantry battalion, since it's already based in Klaipeda.

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                  • #10
                    Interesting photos from marksman / sniper exercises "Baltic Shadow 2015" (scroll to the middle of the page).

                    http://www.15min.lt/naujiena/aktualu...i-784-501067#_

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by AurimasLT View Post
                      Interesting photos from marksman / sniper exercises "Baltic Shadow 2015" (scroll to the middle of the page).

                      http://www.15min.lt/naujiena/aktualu...i-784-501067#_
                      http://foto.terpe.lt/inkelti/2015050...apture5.01.JPG

                      http://foto.terpe.lt/inkelti/2015050...apture4.03.JPG

                      http://foto.terpe.lt/inkelti/2015050...apture3.04.JPG

                      http://foto.terpe.lt/inkelti/2015050...apture2.05.JPG

                      http://foto.terpe.lt/inkelti/2015050...apture6.02.JPG

                      http://foto.terpe.lt/inkelti/2015050...apture1.06.JPG
                      Last edited by TheKiwi; 25-05-2015, 02:23 PM. Reason: Do not post pictures unless you have taken them youself.

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                      • #12
                        Exercise „Thunder Strike 2015“:

                        Grand Duchess Birute uhlan battalion (tap on first photo to see more) https://www.facebook.com/BirutesBn/p...type=1&theater

                        Grand Duke Butigeidis dragoon battalion and Public order service http://www.15min.lt/galerija/zaibo-k...ekyje--63926#_
                        Last edited by AurimasLT; 09-05-2015, 11:19 AM.

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                        • #13
                          It seems we are getting 16 PzH2000 however 4 of them will be used for spare parts and/or training.

                          http://en.delfi.lt/lithuania/defence....d?id=67924276

                          Lithuania and Germany agree on howitzer deal

                          Lithuanian experts reached agreement on the purchase of 16 Pzh2000 howitzer during their visit to Germany earlier this week, Lithuania's Ministry of National Defence said on Friday.

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                          • #14
                            Update, it will be 16 upgraded howitzers instead of 12 in total + support elements

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by AurimasLT View Post
                              It seems we are getting 16 PzH2000 however 4 of them will be used for spare parts and/or training.

                              http://en.delfi.lt/lithuania/defence....d?id=67924276
                              Great news! Is there any information/speculation when the first howitzer could arrive?

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