Defense Cooperation Agreement Lithuania

The roadmap outlines five policy objectives for the two countries between 2019 and 2024: strengthening cooperation in training, exercises and exchanges; Deterrence in the Baltic Sea region, including increased awareness of maritime areas; The exchange of information cooperation in multinational operations; and cyber defence. COLOGNE, Germany – The United States and Lithuania have signed a defense cooperation agreement to strengthen the training and exchange of bilateral information in the context of Russia`s recovery. This financial gap between Estonia and the other two Baltic States, if not dealt with properly, carries potential risks for the future of regional defence cooperation and, therefore, for the military security of the entire Baltic Sea region. Sebastian Sprenger is the Associate Editor for Europe of Defense News, which reports on the state of the defence market in the region as well as cooperation between the United States and Europe and multinational investments in defense and global security. Prior to that, he worked as a management editor for Defense News. He lives in Cologne. Another area in which the Baltic States will invest considerable resources in the near future is the development of air defence capabilities. Due to the low distances and the lack of a strategic alert in the event of an attack, the air defence systems of the three Baltic States must be linked into a single network to enable a cooperative intervention of penetrating forces. Because the acquisition of air defence systems is extremely expensive, the three countries must focus on acquiring systems to protect high-quality potential targets. Therefore, the establishment of a single and effective air defence network for the region can only be achieved through close and targeted cooperation between the three countries. It is reassuring to see that, at the last ministerial meeting in May 2014, the three ministers agreed that air defence is one of the essential capabilities that the region lacks. It was agreed to “improve the extension of the Baltic Regional Training Events to a large-scale allied air defence exercise.”