NATO Drills Begin in Lithuania on Monday

Monday, April 13, 2015
By Paul Martin

SputnikNews.com
13.04.2015

According to Lithuania’s Defense Ministry, NATO’s Fire Thunder exercise using US Paladin M109A6 artillery systems has begun in the country.

RIGA, (Sputnik) – NATO exercise Fire Thunder using US Paladin M109A6 artillery systems has begun in Lithuania, the country’s Defense Ministry said Monday.

Servicemen from Lithuania, the United States, Poland and Portugal comprise the 450 military employees who are participating in the drills.

The NATO soldiers are expected to perform coordination and shooting exercises. According to Lithuania’s Defense Ministry, the drills will take place at two training areas in the country.

The ministry said that this is the third Lithuanian Armed Forces Fire Thunder NATO collaboration drill, with the number of participating NATO allies increasing every year.

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