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Lithuania will spend 110 million euros for the Norwegian medium-range air defense systems

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The Norwegian mobile anti-aircraft missile systems (SAM) medium-range NASAMS will cost Lithuania 110 million euros, said Defense Minister Raimundas Karoblis, who signed an agreement on the purchase of air defense missiles for the Lithuanian Armed Forces (VS).


This is slightly less than originally planned.
- the minister said on Thursday.

Lithuania will spend 110 million euros for the Norwegian medium-range air defense systems


Officials do not disclose the exact number of acquired air defense missile systems, but they will be equipped with two batteries. This will not allow creating a so-called no-fly zone over Lithuania, and the air defense system will be deployed in priority areas, which will be established by the Armed Forces command.

Air defense is one of the weakest points of the Baltic states militarily. Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia now have only a near-range air defense system, which can hit targets at a distance of 3-5 kilometers.

Norwegian missiles can hit targets at a distance of several tens of kilometers and shoot down targets at an altitude of 15 km.

In order to best protect the airspace, the Baltic states need a shield from long-range air defense systems, such as Patriot missiles. The Baltic countries had previously discussed the possibilities of joint procurement of medium-range air defense systems, but failed to implement these plans and Lithuania buys them alone, reports the Lithuanian edition "Overview"
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  2. Kradi
    Kradi 26 October 2017 12: 31 New
    +1
    From whom are you going to defend yourself, again the Russian threat?
    1. Pete mitchell
      Pete mitchell 26 October 2017 12: 44 New
      +5
      This is the only thing they can offer: rushn ar ar sharing sad
      They would think how the country will continue to live, but to whom it is interesting - no one
  3. Knizhnik
    Knizhnik 26 October 2017 12: 41 New
    +2
    will spend 110 million euros for Norwegian

    Either "spend on," or "pay for." Odessa dialect is nice, but the article is not entirely appropriate hi
  4. Egorovich
    Egorovich 26 October 2017 12: 44 New
    +5
    Well, now the Baltic air defense on an iron castle, not a single plane and not a single rocket from Russia will fly. Sleep well.
  5. Chelentanych
    Chelentanych 26 October 2017 12: 46 New
    +1
    "Air defense is one of the weakest places in the Baltic countries militarily." lol Just wondering, what is the strength of the Baltic Armed Forces and Lithuania in particular?
    1. Sharansky
      Sharansky 26 October 2017 12: 48 New
      +1
      Quote: Chelentanich
      But what is the strength of the Baltic Armed Forces and Lithuania in particular?

      the strong side is NATO behind.
      1. Chelentanych
        Chelentanych 26 October 2017 12: 59 New
        +1
        I did not ask about the strength of the alliance, but specifically about the Armed Forces of the Baltic countries, for this I inserted a quote from the text. But for the answer in the style of Captain. Obvious thanks, I welcome you to the military review of Cap soldier
        1. alexmach
          alexmach 26 October 2017 13: 20 New
          0
          Motorized rifle units, as in any small army.
          1. Chelentanych
            Chelentanych 26 October 2017 13: 38 New
            +1
            For example, the “Iron Wolf”, which was praised by the Lithuanians themselves, cannot boast of anything except mobility, it can only run away from bears. Therefore, I questioned the author’s words about the Baltic armies hi Whom do they position as an enemy (aggressor), naturally us, that’s why we need to compare strengths with a possible adversary bully
            1. Sharansky
              Sharansky 26 October 2017 14: 08 New
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              And this is quite enough for them to contain their nthamnets. There is a balance of power and Russia will not attack. For behind them is NATO.
              1. Thunderbolt
                Thunderbolt 26 October 2017 14: 36 New
                +2
                Quote: Chelentanich
                here it is necessary to compare strengths with a possible opponent

                So compare the capabilities of NATO to set up strike groups in the Baltic, in Poland, the Baltic states and further south to Turkey with the Black Sea with ours. The result will not be in our favor, even if only one aircraft is counted. Therefore, people immediately leave here for ICBMs, Yes, all sorts of Iskanders, and comparative analytical articles are not published on this site, probably so as not to injure the patriots.
                1. Sharansky
                  Sharansky 26 October 2017 14: 38 New
                  +2
                  Quote: Thunderbolt
                  and comparative analytical articles are not published on this site, probably so as not to injure the patriots.

                  So this site is primarily a business. Urya-patriots are the target audience. And whoever pays dances. Obviously they pay sparingly, because there is nothing, but the quality of the material is corresponding.
                2. Bosch
                  Bosch 26 October 2017 16: 04 New
                  0
                  If everything is so simple, then NATO would crush us a long time ago, like Yugoslavia. Russia's presence of nuclear weapons and their means of delivery keeps our “partners” in a state of small tremor. Humpbacked with EBN did not manage to ruin the army.
  6. PalBor
    PalBor 26 October 2017 12: 58 New
    +3
    Where did they get the money from ?! And, our “idols”, such as the Pugacheva family, Misha Efremov and other creative elites, “levy” real estate tax no
  7. Evgenijus
    Evgenijus 26 October 2017 13: 33 New
    0
    More troops and weapons - more general positions ...
    Admirals, generals, colonels, and the country that the fighter flies for 20 minutes.
    Save money philistines, for stargazing.
  8. novel66
    novel66 26 October 2017 14: 10 New
    +3
    so how now to attack them? did not have time, but now we can’t .... crying
  9. svp67
    svp67 26 October 2017 14: 29 New
    +1
    SAM NASAMS analogue of our "Thor" and now they are re-equipped with Finnish air defense. And it is believed that this is a very good complex.
    1. igorj 51
      igorj 51 26 October 2017 21: 10 New
      +1
      SAM NASAMS analogue of our "Thor"

      yes no .. This is rather an analogue of the Buk .. NASAMS is a medium-range air defense system, Thor is a short-range air defense system. At NASAMS, the missile range corresponds to Buk. And yes, the complex is very good, good ...
  10. Bosch
    Bosch 26 October 2017 15: 50 New
    0
    In the event of a military conflict, Lithuania will not even have time to uncover its air defense systems.
  11. Old26
    Old26 26 October 2017 16: 32 New
    +2
    Quote: KraDI
    From whom are you going to defend yourself, again the Russian threat?

    And the state has no one to defend against? It turns out interestingly. It is only necessary for someone from the former (either the Union republics or the ATS countries) to buy something - the question is immediately - who should defend oneself from? If you have your own armed forces, albeit operational ones, and they have the same Air Force, then in any case, it doesn’t matter who, but you need to have an air defense system. And the parameters of this system are such that it hardly rolls against us ... It is necessary - let them buy. This is their money, even if they spend as they want
  12. Yuriy789
    Yuriy789 26 October 2017 17: 16 New
    0
    it would be better if pensions were increased.
  13. stolz
    stolz 26 October 2017 17: 40 New
    0
    Quote: KraDI
    From whom are you going to defend yourself, again the Russian threat?

    Indeed, after all, no one needs them for nothing, if they even asked to join Russia, it is unlikely that they would be accepted.
  14. APASUS
    APASUS 26 October 2017 20: 09 New
    0
    Lithuania will spend 110 million euros

    And whether the country has them, that’s the question. What does this purchase say the legs are growing directly from the credit department of the bank.
  15. LAWNER
    LAWNER 27 October 2017 05: 04 New
    +1
    Officials do not disclose the exact amount of air defense systems ???
    Comments of Lithuanians on the forums))) -

    The main tactical unit is the NASAMS air defense missile system. The battery consists of 12 pu 6zur, 3ls + optoelectronic guidance complex NTAS.
    Total 2 batteries. 24 launchers. 144 anti-aircraft guided missiles. 6 radars and 2 optoelectronic
    guidance complex.
    However, the Lithuanians harness further))) Comments.

    One complete complex costs about $ 250 million ... So they will either buy a control unit, or need further modernization.