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    Quote Originally Posted by lightfire View Post
    well, it could, since the commander of armed forces has hinted about digital camo a year or so back. The current pattern has been criticized for being too dark and suitable only for few months of the year and in particular enviroment. I have no problem with it, essp when it's a bit worn out, but apparently ACUish style in Afghanistan has impressed some.
    Thanks for info! I always wondered how effective is current camo, judging from fotos + taking in consideration Yours opinion it seems rather effective. From what I see this new digital camo has bright colours which is good point yet lets wait and see more fotos showing it in action.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaiks View Post
    Its wrong to say that Lithuania is the only country in Baltics whos doing something to develop their air force, atleast in Estonia we also had L-39s and were currently constructing a new military airfield what should be completed in 2010.
    Good for Estonia then. So it only leaves Latvia which isn't doing anything.

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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



































    Last edited by lightfire; 04-07-2009 at 10:27 AM.

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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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