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  • Field exercise for anti tank units "Hunter 2018".



    Boxer (Lithuanian name - Wolf/Vilkas) driver training.



    Some recent field exercises.








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    • http://kam.lt/en/news_1098/current_i...s.html?pbck=10

      http://www.diena.lt/naujienos/lietuv...-karius-861806

      Lithuanian soldiers in Mali

      “As members of the international community who are receiving great security guarantees from our partners, we have to make a contribution of our own. I am proud to see that Lithuania’s contribution in multinational operations is needed and valued thanks to the impeccable service of our soldiers,” Minister of National Defence Raimundas Karoblis said when meeting the Lithuanian soldiers in Mali. Minister of National Defence and Chief of the Defence Staff of the Lithuanian Armed Forces Major General Vitalijus Vaikšnoras are currently visiting Lithuanian troops serving in the United Nations peacekeeping operation MINUSMA and European Union training mission EUTM in Mali. Lithuanian contingent in Mali, 41 servicemembers, is the second largest Lithuanian contribution to multinational operations.

      Currently 140 Lithuanian soldiers are taking part in 8 multinational operations and military training missions, 50 of them – in Africa.

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      • http://kariuomene.kam.lt/en/military...18_begins.html

        Exercise Flaming Thunder 2018

        Annual indirect live fire exercise Flaming Thunder is beginning for the sixth year on May 14 at General Silvestras Žukauskas Training Area in Pabradė (Švenčionių district) and Gaižiūnai Training Area (Jonava district). The exercise will run until May 25 training over 1,200 participants to deliver live fire at land and waterborne targets from indirect fire support equipment during the light and dark parts of the day.

        Exercise Flaming Thunder 2018 will involve over 1,200 soldiers from 9 NATO allies (US, Canada, Croatia, Latvia, Poland, Lithuania, the Netherlands, France, and Germany). It will be the first participation for Canada, deploying from the NATO enhanced Forward Presence Battalion Battle Group in Latvia, and for Croatia and France - from the NATO eFP Battle Group in Rukla.




        Also competition for title of Best Infantry Squad within Iron Wolf Brigade.

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        • Exercise "Baltops 2018". Landing of allied troops near Klaipėda, Lithuania.



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          • Exercise "Thunder Storm 2018" in Alytus, Lithuania.





            Training of reservists.



            Para jump training together with Pennsylvania National Guard.



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            • Lithuania is committed to the future of Afghanistan.





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              • Patrol course for candidates to reconnaissance units.

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                • Photos of Boxer IFV prototype (Lithuanian version) at the link.

                  http://kam.lt/en/news_1098/current_i...n_germany.html

                  Vilkas Infantry Fighting Vehicles of the Lithuanian Armed Forces are tested in Germany

                  Manufacturer of Vilkas Infantry Fighting Vehicles (IFV), ARTEC, is putting two prototypes of IFVS bought by Lithuania, to intense testing at the German military training areas. Both prototypes have been made according to requirements of the Lithuanian Armed Forces, have Israeli-made turrets, 30 mm rapid-fire cannons and Spike LR anti-tank missiles.

                  The key task of the prototypes is to assist the manufacturer in identifying the weaknesses in Vilkas IFVs to remove technical deficiencies before mass manufacturing begins thus ensuring high quality and work of all systems. Specialists from the Lithuanian Armed Forces are participating in the testing to gain experience in maintaining and operating the IFVs.

                  “We call these two IFVs prototypes because these are the first two produced according to the Lithuanian Armed Forces’ requirements with integrated turrets and at this phase are meant for assessment of integration and functioning of all systems. In comparison to the operator training vehicles obtained last year, these prototypes are significantly more complex, include more and different equipment that turns an armoured personnel carrier into a combat vehicle,” head of the project Lithuanian Major Nerijus Šivickas said on the IFV prototype.

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                  • Lithuanian Freedom Fighters were tens of thousands of people who resisted the Soviet occupation for almost ten years (1944-1953). Their ultimate goal was to restore independent and democratic Republic of Lithuania.

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                    • If I am not mistaken it's third time Lithuania places large G36 order. Rifle was adopted by army back in 2008, special forces used it even earlier. Latest Lithuanian version can be seen in videos below.

                      https://www.janes.com/article/83920/...assault-rifles

                      Lithuania buys more G36 assault rifles

                      The Lithuanian Ministry of Defence (MoD) placed a follow-on order for G36 assault rifles from Heckler & Koch, the company announced on 16 October.

                      The order is for a modified version of the rifle, designated G36 KA4M1 by the Lithuanians, with an HK269 40 mm-grenade launcher, a new buttstock, slimmer handguard, and modified sight rail.

                      The order is worth EUR11 million (USD12.6 million), with deliveries taking place in 2019.

                      The Lithuanian MoD already ordered the G36 KA4M1 with the HK269 in August 2016, which were delivered in 2017 under a contract worth around EUR12.5 million.





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                      • Wikipedia lists that Lithuania now has 3 brigades (Or well it will by 2022). But is the extra manpower just conscripts?

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