Sunday, May 26, 2013




NATO member nation

Lithuanian Armed Forces
Lietuvos ginkluotosios pajegos

Lithuanian Air Force
Lietuvos karines oro pajegos
Around 1,200 personnel

L-39 Albatross trainer/light attack aircraft (3)
Yak-52 trainer aircraft (2)

Yak-18 trainer aircraft (1)

C-27 Spartan transport aircraft (3)

L-410 Turbolet transport aircraft (2)

An-2 utility aircraft (3)

Mi-8 transport helicopters (9)

Air Defence Battalion 
Oro gynybos batalionas
Around 300 personnel

RBS-70 surface-to-air missiles

FIM-92 Stinger surface-to-air missiles (Dual Mount Stingers)

Bofors L/70 towed 40mm anti-aircraft guns

Giraffe Mk IV radars
MPQ-64 Sentinel radars

Lithuanian Naval Force
Approximately 600 personnel
Lithuanian Naval Ensign

Lithuanian Naval Jack

Mine Warfare vessels (4)

Patrol Boats (4)

Harbor boats (4)

Lithuanian Land Force 
Lietuvos sausumos pajegos
15,000 active duty personnel
100,000 reserve

Iron Wolf Mechanized Infantry Brigade

Vilkas 8x8 wheeled infantry fighting vehicles with 30mm cannon on an israeli made Samson Remote Weapons Station and SPIKE LR anti-tank missiles. The Vilkas is based on the German made Boxer 8x8 wheeled armored fighting vehicle. Two delivered thus far. Eighty eight (88) ordered.


M113 armored personnel carriers (210?)

BTR-60 amphibious armored personnel carriers (20)

BRDM-2 amphibious armored vehicles (1)
MT-LB armored personnel carriers (10)
HMMWV utility vehicles (some equipped with HK GMG grenade launchers or .50 cal machine guns)-200?

Bv206 tracked vehicles 

Unimog trucks

M101 towed 105mm howitzers

M1064 moratr carriers with Tampella 120mm mortars
2S12 Tundzha 120mm self propelled mortars
120mm mortars
60mm mortars

Bill anti-tank guided missiles
FGM-148 Javelin anti-tank guided missiles
AT-4 Swedish made anti-tank rocket launchers
Carl Gustav anti-tank rocket launchers

Pvpj 1110 recoilless guns

HK GMG automatic grenade launcher
AG36 under barrel grenade launcher for G36 assault rifles

Small Arms
M2HB .50 cal machine guns
Barrett M82A1 .50 cal sniper rifles
MG3 machine guns
FN MAG machine guns

AKS-74U (for naval forces)
G36 (standard assault rifle)
M-16 assault rifles
M14 assault rifles
AK4 (Swedish made G3 copy) used by Defence Volunteers
MP6 sub machine guns
Glock 17 pistols
HK USP pistols

Military Police

Special Forces

Special Purpose Service (Ypatingosios paskirties tarnyba)

Vytautas the Great Jaeger Battalion (Vytauto Didziojo jegeriu batalionas)

Combat Divers Service (Koviniu naru tarnyba)

Special Operations Element (Specialiuju operaciju grandis)


National Defense Volunteer Forces (NDVF) or Krastic Apsaugo Savenorit Pajegos (KASP). Volunteer force organized into territorial units.

Ministry of the Interior

State Border Guard Service (SBGS)
Valstybes sienos apsaugos tarnyba (VSAT)
Over 5,000 personnel
Under the Ministry of the Interior

Cessna 172 Cutlass aircraft (1)
EC-145 helicopters (1)
EC-135 helicopters (2)
EC-120 helicopters (2)

Police Anti-terrorist Operations Unit

Lithuanian Intelligence

Special Investigation Service (STT)


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