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Video report: signing ceremony (credit: Sgt Spc 1st Class  Lukas Kalvaitis) 

Video credit: Defense Oshkosh

On November 21 the Defence Materiel Agency under the Ministry of National Defence and the U.S. Department of Defence signed the Letter of Offer and Acceptance concerning procurement of 200 units of the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV). The signature was the culmination of the efforts of the Ministry of National Defence to supply the Lithuanian Armed Forces with high quality product for the best value for money. The new tactical vehicles will strengthen the present capabilities of the Lithuanian Armed Forces, increase mobility, personnel protection and combat power. Lithuania is purchasing the JLTVs from the U.S. Government that chose the Oshkosh Defense manufacturer.

 
 New Defence Attaché of Italy accredited to Lithuania
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On November 22 new Defence Attaché of Italy in Lithuania Col Raffaele Vladimir Forgione was accredited at a ceremony at the Ministry of National Defence.

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 Defence Ministers of Lithuania and Poland met
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On November 22 Ministers of National Defence of Lithuania and Poland met in Vilnius as the Lithuanian-Polish cooperation is strengthened. Minister of National Defence Raimundas Karoblis and his Polish counterpart Mariusz Błaszczak dicussed priority directions of bilateral cooperation, exchanged views on the regional and European security situation, and reiterated the need for closer cooperation on protection of the Suwalki Gap.

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 First multinational Cyber Rapid Response Team preparing for a standby in 2020 under Lithuanian lead
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On November 11–22 international cybersecurity and defence Exercise Amber Mist 2019 is held in Lithuania. It trains national and multinational teams formed by institutions and enterprises of the private and the public sectors of the state, Lithuanian Armed Forces, NATO allies and partners. A team of the Cyber Rapid Reaction Teams (RRTs) project initiated by Lithuania under the EU Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO) framework is taking part in the exercise for the second consecutive year. It is done in preparation for the rotation in 2020 when the first international team formed under PESCO framework and led by Lithuania will enter the standby.

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 Vice Minister of National Defence E. Misiūnas and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Army discussed main bilateral projects and procurements
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On November 21 Vice Minister of National Defence Eimutis Misiūnas met with Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics & Technology) Jeffrey S. White who is in Lithuania for signature of the Letter of Offer and Acceptance concerning Lithuania’s procurement of Joint Light Tactical Vehicles (JLTV) from the U.S. J. White congratulated Lithuania on the acquisition of the U.S.-manufactured JLTVs which will be a particular amplification of Lithuanian Armed Forces capabilities, increase mobility, personnel protection, and combat readiness. Vice Minister and the U.S. colleague discussed main priorities of Lithuania’s capability development and the need of U.S. assistance in their development, addressed bilateral projects and procurements in order to further strengthen the interoperability of Lithuanian and U.S. forces.

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 Defence Ministers of Northern Europe discussed regional security and strengthening cooperation in Stockholm
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On November 19–20 Minister of National Defence Raimundas Karoblis and Defence Policy Director Robertas Šapronas are taking part in the Nordic-Baltic (NB8) and Northern Group Defence Ministers meeting in Stockholm (Sweden). The Ministers discussed the security situation in the North and the Baltic Sea regions, Nordic-Baltic Cooperation, and strengthening the regional cooperation between NATO and NATO partners.

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 Data on interceptions of aircraft completed near the Baltic States' borders November 11–17, 2019
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On November 11–17 NATO fighter aircraft conducting the NATO Air Policing Mission in the Baltic states carried out two alert scrambles to identify and escort military aircraft of the Russian Federation in international airspace over the Baltic Sea.

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