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    Re: Baltic States Militaries

    Post  max steel on Wed Jun 01, 2016 12:25 am

    Lithuania eyes buying air defence system from Norway

    Lithuania seeks to acquire the NASAMS medium-range air defence system developed by Norway's Kongsberg Gruppen and U.S. defence contractor Raytheon , the Baltic state's defence minister told the BNS news agency on Friday.

    "We have decided to open negotiations with the Norwegian government on possible purchase of the NASAMS systems," Defence Minister Juozas Olekas was quoted as telling BNS.

    Poland is also seeking to acquire the NASAMS system, Norwegian media has reported. thumbsup
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    Re: Baltic States Militaries

    Post  max steel on Mon Jun 13, 2016 11:06 pm

    Poland and Baltic states explore anti-aircraft shield


    The Baltic states and Poland are in discussions with defence contractors to create a regional anti-aircraft missile shield to protect against Russian aircraft.
    Fearful of the build-up of Russian troops on their borders and in the Baltic Sea enclave of Kaliningrad, the four countries believe they must develop capabilities to restrict the Kremlin’s military manoeuvrability and tip the military balance of power in the region back in their favour.

    “We are in discussions now with the Estonians, the Latvians and the Poles over how we can create some kind of regional air defence system,” Lithuanian defence minister Juozas Olekas told the Financial Times on Friday. It is hoped the system will be operational within two or three years. The quartet of countries is “evaluating procurement options”, Mr Olekas said.

    The speed with which Russian forces could overrun regional military powers, aided by its overwhelming air superiority, will be one of the most pressing issues discussed by Nato at its biennial summit in Warsaw in July.

    Nato will announce plans for four new battalions of troops to be permanently deployed to the region at the summit, but hawks in the alliance believe the measures may not be enough to deter Russian action.

    “The [battalions] are a strong step forward,” said Mr Olekas “But we need to discuss how we can refine and continue this process.”



    Estonia’s defence chief Lieutenant-General Riho Terras told the Financial Times last month that US patriot missiles — or a similar system — were urgently needed to give regional forces a “credible” chance against Russia, and to deter any provocative action by the Kremlin.

    The move to acquire anti-aircraft missile systems is part of a broader push by regional powers to increase their air defences.

    The Baltic states are also lobbying for Nato to recalibrate its Baltic air policing mission. They want a fully-fledged aerial defence mission, which would require the deployment of dozens of Nato jets.

    “We are discussing very actively with SACEUR [Nato’s supreme allied commander] how to create an air defence system over the Baltic states — not only anti aircraft rockets but an air defence mission here, too,” said Lieutenant-General Vytautas Zukas, Lithuanian chief of defence. “This is a big problem right now.”

    “We need to count how many aeroplanes we need, how many anti-aircraft rockets and which systems. We need to think about an air-based component, a ground-based component, having more fighters, having new rules of engagement, and command and control.”



    Those changes are unlikely to be agreed by Nato allies swiftly. Lt Gen Zukas believes it is part of a process that will unfold over the coming years and would need political sanction from the North Atlantic Council, Nato’s principal political decision-making body.

    That may prove difficult. Many within Nato are wavering at the prospect of triggering an escalation in hostilities with Russia, and fear eastern European alliance members are paranoid.

    France and Germany, in particular, have pushed in recent alliance meetings for a more conciliatory tone towards the Kremlin. Nato defence ministers are due to meet in Brussels this week to finalise the agenda for the July summit.



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    Re: Baltic States Militaries

    Post  George1 on Wed Jun 29, 2016 1:31 pm

    Lithuania received the first two self-propelled howitzers PzH 2000



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    Re: Baltic States Militaries

    Post  George1 on Mon Oct 10, 2016 8:43 am

    Estonia received the first infantry fighting vehicles CV9035NL Mk III from the Netherlands

    According to Estonian media, morning October 7, 2016 in the Estonian port of Paldiski in Finnish ro-ro Finnsun were delivered the first 12 armored infantry fighting vehicles of the Swedish production CV9035NL Mk III from among the 44 units acquired for the armed forces of Estonia, the Netherlands, the presence of the army. Armoured Recovery Vehicle Standard and machine learning - together with their two cars on the chassis tank Leopard-1 have also been delivered. All delivered equipment after unloading October 7 was transported on trailers at the base of the elite Scout Battalion (Scoutspataljon) 1st Jaeger Infantry Brigade of the Estonian Army Thapa.

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    Re: Baltic States Militaries

    Post  George1 on Sun Feb 05, 2017 1:50 pm

    Estonia will acquire 12 South Korean K9 self-propelled howitzers

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    Re: Baltic States Militaries

    Post  KoTeMoRe on Sun Feb 05, 2017 2:10 pm

    George1 wrote:Estonia will acquire 12 South Korean K9 self-propelled howitzers

    http://bmpd.livejournal.com/2414339.html

    But Why? It doesn't make any sense. It's two medium batteries for a country that would be within firing envelope of Russian rocket and tube artillery from outside the Estonian territorial border.

    IMO the only good idea is ATGM stocking and light portable artillery assets. dunno
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    Re: Baltic States Militaries

    Post  Project Canada on Thu Feb 09, 2017 6:42 pm

    Americans soldiers are showing pride due to the fact that they are now within the gates of Russia (background is Ivangorod castle in Leningrad oblast) 


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    Re: Baltic States Militaries

    Post  nomadski on Thu Feb 09, 2017 7:21 pm

    Question is , better to fight defensive war close to own borders or offensive war near enemy borders ? Many complained about Iran geographic " encirclement " during Afghan and Iraq wars by yanks . But Iran could not take the war to yank borders even if it wanted to . In case of Georgia , the yanks would be trapped in a pond far far away from home . Logistics across the Atlantic ! Also offensive forces cost three times more than defensive ones in human losses alone . As long as they are not actually fighting on your territory . An upside for us . I guess . Who would win the American civil war ? Marx commented that the side with greater ability to move resources across the continent . Shorter distances , less resources . Less vulnerable . Pulling back across vast distances in soviet Russia against Germany advance . Streached their supply lines .

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    Re: Baltic States Militaries

    Post  George1 on Thu Jul 06, 2017 2:02 am

    Estonia announces a tender for new automatic rifles

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    Re: Baltic States Militaries

    Post  George1 on Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:38 am

    Latvia received the first 155-mm self-propelled howitzers M109A5Öe

    As the Ministry of Defense of Latvia reported, on the evening of October 1, 2017, the first batch of 155-mm / 39 M109A5Ö self-propelled howitzer M109A5Ö howitzer manufactured by the Austrian armed forces was delivered to Liepāja by ferry. On October 2 delivered howitzers should be transported from Liepaja to the base of the infantry brigade of the Latvian army in Adazi. It is expected that on November 18 these systems will be demonstrated at the military parade in Riga.



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    Re: Baltic States Militaries

    Post  George1 on Sun Oct 29, 2017 4:31 pm

    Lithuania signed a contract for the acquisition of anti-aircraft missile systems NASAMS 2

    On October 26, 2017, the Ministry of National Defense of Lithuania signed in Vilnius the final contract worth 110 million euros with the Norwegian group Kongsberg for the purchase of two batteries of the medium-range antiaircraft missile system NASAMS 2 for the Lithuanian armed forces. The delivery will be made by 2021, which will seriously strengthen Lithuania's antiaircraft defense, which now has only portable air defense missile systems RBS-70 and Grom 2 and one battery of eight combat vehicles of the short-range anti-aircraft missile system Boeing Avenger, The missile of the Stinger complex....



    The decision to purchase in Norway SAM NASAMS 2 was adopted by the Government of Lithuania, in May 2016, followed by more than a year were negotiated with the Norwegian and American sides, a preliminary agreement on the purchase of the complex Lithuania was signed in October 2016.

    Medium-range air defense missile system NASAMS (originally Norwegian Advanced Surface to Air Missile System, today stands for National Advanced Surface to Air Missile System), co-developed and manufactured the Norwegian group Kongsberg (serving its integrator) and US Raytheon Corporation. The complex is based on a combination of radar AN / MPQ-64F1 Sentinel and use SAM as a missile "air-to-air" active radar homing family AIM-120 AMRAAM. The shooting range of the complex in the modern configuration of NASAMS 2 is 20-25 km, and reach in height - up to 14-15 km.

    Initially NASAMS complex was created in the interests of the Norwegian armed forces, and so far he is in service in Norway and in small quantities in the United States (where it is used for the defense of Washington since 2004). The complex is also purchased by the Netherlands, Spain, Chile, Finland, and recently also ordered by Oman. In April 2017, the decision to purchase the NASAMS 2 air defense system was taken by the Australian government.

    Coglasno some reports in the Lithuanian media, Lithuania ordered complete SAM NASAMS 2 transportable launchers complex will be transported by two-tier tracked transporter BAE Systems Hägglunds Bv 206. The battery will include four shooting platoon (a total of 12 launchers) Ammunition capacity and six radar AN / MPQ-64F1 Sentinel. According to the press release of the Ministry of National Defense of Lithuania, the mobile launchers themselves will come from the presence of the armed forces of Norway, with repair and modernization.



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    Re: Baltic States Militaries

    Post  George1 Yesterday at 10:55 am

    As reported by the Estonian Defense Forces, on December 11, 2017, they received the first batch of modified portable anti-tank missile systems Javelin Block 1 from the United States. Javelin Block 1 missiles were produced directly from the Javelin joint venture of Raytheon and Lockheed Martin.

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