Germany to place Patriot system in Lithuania to protect NATO summit

  • 2023-05-29
  • BNS/TBT Staff

VILNIUS – Germany will deploy a Patriot long-range air defense system to Lithuania to help protect NATO's summit in Vilnius in mid-July, the country's defense ministry has said. 

The ministry said in a statement on Friday that it would move its Patriot units from Slovakia and supporting elements from Poland to Lithuania. 

Germany will also provide other land, air and sea-based assets to help secure the summit in Vilnius scheduled for July 11-12, according to the statement.