Military of Lithuania

Military Of Lithuania


Lithuanian combat forces and headquarters

Red - infantry, Green - mechanised
Gold - headquarters, Yellow - engineers
AD = Air Defence

The Lithuanian Armed Forces consist of ~14,500 active personnel (~2,100 of them - civilian). Conscription was ended in September 2008.

Lithuania's defence system is based on the concept of "total and unconditional defence" mandated by Lithuania's national National Security Strategy. The goal of Lithuania's defence policy is to prepare their society for general defence and to integrate Lithuania into Western security and defence structures. The defence ministry is responsible for combat forces, search and rescue, and intelligence operations.

The 4,800 border guards fall under the Interior Ministry's supervision and are responsible for border protection, passport and customs duties, and share responsibility with the navy for smuggling / drug trafficking interdiction. A special security department handles VIP protection and communications security.

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