The Zemaitija Brigade already existed in the Lithuanian Army from 1999 to 2004, but was disbanded for financial reasons. The structure recreated now the team, in addition to management, included two battalions: stationed in Klaipeda Battalion named Lithuanian Grand Duke Butigeidis from the 1-Brigade and the mechanized battalion behalf of the Lithuanian Grand Duke Keistut stationed in Sakaline (Tauragė), and specializes in participation in operations abroad, ”the blogger writes, citing Lithuanian media.
This year it is planned to form a reconnaissance company, a communications company and a logistics support battalion as part of the brigade. A year later, an artillery division and a new motorized infantry battalion should be formed. Fully brigade is supposed to be completed by 2021.
“Apparently, parts of the brigade are supposed to be equipped mainly with equipment and weapons (BN113, 105-mm howitzer and 120-mm mortars), withdrawn from the 1-th mechanized brigade during the planned re-equipment of the latter to the new models (BTR Boxer, 155-mm self-propelled PzH 2000 howitzers, etc.) " - the author notes.