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Lithuania's army establishes Communications and Information Systems Battalion

VILNIUS - The Lithuanian Armed Forces have established a new unit, the Communications and Information Systems Battalion, inaugurated during a solemn ceremony in Vilnius on Tuesday.

The new battalion has been formed on the basis of the Communications and Information Systems Company of the Lithuanian Grand Duke Gediminas Headquarters Battalion and will be responsible for the security of internal communication in the Lithuanian Armed Forces. The battalion will be under the command of Major Vaidas Cernikas.

"The establishment of the Communications and Information Systems Battalion is very timely, the unit will be an important support in the Lithuanian Armed Forces now that threats have acquired new, hidden forms, and units of the Lithuanian Armed Forces depend on different modern technologies and systems more than ever before," Vice Minister of National Defense Edvinas Kerza said at the ceremony.

The new battalion's main task is to ensure security of connection among units of the Lithuanian Armed Forces.

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