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    Very good article.
    Back on acu in Lithuanian army. I haven't heard anything about that. And that man on picture anyway is somehow connected with SOJ. Look at his vest. In regular forces we get vests with camo pouches and he has one color. Such vests are issued only for SOJ.
    Also G36. Such model used only special forces and some last contingents in Iraq. Other forces heads for G36K A4. Which is without any optics.

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    Just a badass pic of some chaps in Afghanistan (not SF):


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    Pics from preparations for the Afghanistan mission



































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    And some random pics from weapons familirization training. Lithuanian G-36 version - G-36KA4.


































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    Cool stuff
    by the way, becauze of the crisis this poor soldiers have to go to the shooting range on foot and carry with them sleepings pads. its not some kind a patrol. press...

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    Nice looking G36s. Any info on the trigger area controls?
    Looks like a modified magazine catch and bolt release

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    Oh man - it makes me really happy to see the progress of the Lithuanian armed forces over the past 5 - 8 years. As a reservist I compromised a good part of my university studies to serve as an advisor with LITBAT, LITDET and BALTSQN. It was absolutely worth it back then, but seeing this now makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside again.

    Keep up the good work guys, stay safe and keep them photos coming

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    Quote Originally Posted by lightfire View Post
    And some random pics from weapons familirization training. Lithuanian G-36 version - G-36KA4.
    Will G-36KA4 be manufactured locally in Lithuania or will you buy them from H&K in Germany?

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    ^^^

    the first batch of G-36KA4 has been assembled in Lithuania, however the rest part will be/is manufactured in Germany. We already bought them from Germany last year, now the first parties arrive.

    It has indeed been modified and a bit similar to the G-36KA2 that has been proposed for Norway. I've trouble here to translate from Lithuanian into English when talking about modifications. Besides the magazine catch and bolt release there's new buttstock, optics (simplistic but with possibility to attach various sights). It has been tested by firing 15 thousand rounds without any jamming, after 20 thousand rounds it started to jam. It was dropped several times, tossed through water and sand - works perfectly.

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    Latest exercises "Baltic Eagle 09" of Baltic battalion










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    Quote Originally Posted by lightfire View Post
    Latest exercises "Baltic Eagle 09" of Baltic battalion
    Actually it was Lithuanian units last preparation exercise for Baltic Eagle 09, which will be held in Latvia in June.

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    Well, yes I hope to see more pics when the real exercises kick off from Adazi.

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    Last thing i was hoping to see an awesome footage of soo secret our special forces. Well done, thx Lithuanian brother

    repost(from:http://pajamasmedia.com/blog/on-the-...an-part-two/2/)
    "Hell’s Angels — Lithuanian Style:
    U.S. and Afghan soldiers in Zabul Province give high marks to the Lithuanian Special Forces, who like to ride these captured Taliban motorbikes to sneak up on, and chase Taliban fighters. The “LithSof” are on their way to becoming living legends: Both Afghans and Americans report that the Taliban are afraid of the Lithuanians. Stories about them are filled with dangerous escapades and humor.
    Americans say that the Lithuanians are sort of a weaponized version of Borat, who think nothing of sauntering around a base in nothing but flip-flops and underwear. “They look like mountain men. They never shave, sometimes don’t bathe, and often roll out the gate wearing nothing but body armor and weapons. Not even a t-shirt,” an American soldier told me. The Lithuanians may be a little bit nuts, but the Americans love to have them around because Lithuanians love to fight, and when you need backup, you can count on them. That contrasts starkly with many of the NATO “partners.” Maybe when your country spends almost a half-century with the Soviet boot on its neck, its first generation of free soldiers know what freedom is worth — and that you sometimes have to fight for it."

    just can't be more proud after reading this.
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