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    Default Lithuanian defence forces

    With this post I have all three Baltic countries covered. For the threads about the defence forces of Estonia and Latvia, see; http://www.militaryphotos.net/forums...hlight=Estonia and http://www.militaryphotos.net/forums...ad.php?t=59493

    As with the two other Baltic countries they have conscription and to that professional soldiers that acts as instructors, and small Special Forces units. They have also sent small units outside their country, to take part in international exercises and operations. It has the largest military of the three Baltic countries (16 000 personnel in uniform with 40 000 reservists) but it´s very difficult to find any pictures on the net, so... here´s what I found:


    Slightly larger than West Virginia,
    population 3.6 million




    As is the case with Latvia, the main equipment in some
    batallions have been donated by Sweden. But in other units

    Lithuania still uses for example Kalashnikovs.



    94 M113´s donated by Germany, they also have a dozen BTR-60PB
    and BRDM´s donated by Poland



    Lithuanian soldiers from LITPOLBAT, a Lithuanian-Polish batallion












    International operations are conducted in Balkans and Iraq. In April 2003, logistics and medical specialists went to Iraq, in June the first LITCON platoon from Lithuanian Grand Duke Algirdas Mechanized Battalion joined in. Six hundred eighty-eight soldiers from MIB IRON WOLF took part in missions. First lieutenant N. Valteris died on 17 April, 1996, in Bosnia.


    Lithuanian soldiers in Hilla, Iraq


    Pfp training


    During ex Baltic Resolve


    Capt. Andrzaj Stanek (right) instructs the Lithuanian soldiers of Training
    Company 1 on routes to patrol the streets of the Military Operations in Urban
    Terrain facility during Exercise Cooperative Osprey '98 on June 6, 1998, at
    Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune



    Lithuanian soldiers from Training Company 1 create a barrier in order to
    control a mob of role playing outraged civilians as part of situational training
    during Exercise Cooperative Osprey '98 on June 8, 1998, at Marine Corps
    Base, Camp Lejeune

    High-res: http://www.defenselink.mil/photos/Ju...-3810A-009.jpg


    Lithuanian Army helicopter during ex Amber Hope, Lithuania has ten of thse.
    High-res (view from the helicopter):http://tietokannat.mil.fi/amberhope/get2data.php3?id=26


    A Finnish army soldier instructing a Lithuanian soldier how
    to look for mines during Amber Hope 2003

    High-res: http://tietokannat.mil.fi/amberhope/get2data.php3?id=8


    L-39, Lithuania has six of these, and eleven Antonov-26, An-2 and L-410´s.

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    Finally found some high-quality photos from the Lithuanian Navy and Air Force So here they are:




    Captain Tomas Skurdenis (right) advises a conscript how to tie up a
    German-made minesweeper to the dock at the Lithuanien naval base in Klaipeda.



    A Russian-made light fregate, of which Lithuania has two. The weapons and
    communications systems of the Russian-built frigates are not sufficiently
    NATO-compatible, although they can participate in the alliance' s joint exercises
    on the Baltic Sea. F11 Zemaitis in the picture.



    Patrol craft


    L-39 Albatros












    Anti-submarine weaponry, RBU 6000




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    Looks like one of those 4 former Storm class fast patrol boats the Norwegian Navy sold to Lithuania in the late 90'ies. BTW; Latvia purchased 4 identical vessels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kinghk
    http://www.vytenis.lt/gallery/vytenis/albums/W_LTN_Exer_PajurioBrizas05/10_Patrol_craft_24_Aug_2005.jpg

    Looks like one of those 4 former Storm class fast patrol boats the Norwegian Navy sold to Lithuania in the late 90'ies. BTW; Latvia purchased 4 identical vessels.
    Yes it should be one of those. Here is an article about their Navy:

    http://www.helsinginsanomat.fi/engli.../1076152461827

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    What is the point of having 4 of those useless-looking fighter jets things?

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    really interesting thread...!!!

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    Could you post some ground force photos?

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    Structure of land forces.
    http://www.kam.lt/index.php?ItemId=9640

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    Interesting pic's Blackbeard, thanks a lot!

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    great pic,thinks post.

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    Brothers in arms?

    Thanks for posting - I was realy glad to see this pictures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by corran.pl


    Brothers in arms?

    Thanks for posting - I was realy glad to see this pictures.
    yeah, and our (Polish) guy even has an AK-47, propably to match the ammo requirments of the Lithuanian fellow soldiers. Polish soldiers like those usually use 5.56 x 45 NATO Beryl assault rifle. Is Lithuania going to 5.56mm standard?

    Great pics...!

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    Quote Originally Posted by daily666
    yeah, and our (Polish) guy even has an AK-47,
    It is not AK-47, it is AKMS.

    Quote Originally Posted by daily666
    propably to match the ammo requirments of the Lithuanian fellow soldiers. Polish soldiers like those usually use 5.56 x 45 NATO Beryl assault rifle.
    Bull****, 7,62mm kbk AKM/AKMS is standart assult rifle of the Polish Army. 5,56mm kbk Beryl is used only by few best units (1 Pułk Komandosów z Lubrańca, 25 Brygada Kawalerii Powietrznej, 6 Brygada Powietrzno-Desantowa, 10 Brygada Kawalerii Pancernej and probably will be adopted by 3 Brigades on KTO "Rosomak") and by all soldiers on internacional missions. All other soldiers from armored, mechanized, engineering, artilery etc units are using AKM/AKMS.

    Quote Originally Posted by daily666
    Is Lithuania going to 5.56mm standard?

    Great pics...!
    They are in NATO now, they are obligated to do this.

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