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Frederik Van lokeren
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Frederik Van Lokeren is currently a logistic officer in the Belgian Navy. Before and during his carreer he also works as maritime analyst
Frederik Van Lokeren is currently a logistic officer in the Belgian Navy. Before and during his carreer he also works as maritime analyst

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NATO's new mobilisation plan
Recent news reports broke the story that NATO
is planning to increase the preparedness of its Armed Forces in the face of the
recent tensions between the Alliance and Russia. According to media outlets the
NATO alliance is taking in consideration to place n...

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The 76th Guards Air Assault Division
The
76th VDV air assault division based at Pskov might well be the military
formation that will be deployed first in a potential conflict in the Baltic
States. The division is perfectly located near the frontiers of both Estonia
and Latvia to allow it to in...

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The Baltic States and missile war
Numerous
war games have been held over the Baltic States and a potential war between
NATO and Russia in the Baltic Region. While all these war games are focused on
the events on land there is an important aspect that remains largely untouched
and that is th...

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The United States Army is in the process of
enhancing the firepower of its Stryker Infantry Fighting Vehicles (IFV). The
Stryker Enhanced Lethality Program (SELP)seeks do increase the firepower of the
US Army IFVs. Among the enhancements will be the replace...

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Conscription for Sweden
On
Wednesday 27 September 2016 the Swedish Government reintroduced military
conscription. The reintroduction of the compulsory military service will begin
in 2018 and will apply for all 18-year-olds. It is expected that Sweden will
call upon 4.000 people ea...

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New planes for Finland
The
Finnish Air Force plans to procure new aircrafts to replace its current fleet
of F/A-18 Hornets. Earlier in April the Finnish Defence Forces Logistics
Department send a request for information for this acquisition. Among the
countries that were contacte...

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Weekly SITREP 2016 - Week 36
The
weekly SITREP (Situational Report) brings relevant events that happened in the
Baltic region during the week that were either too small to be implemented in a
full analysis or could not be published in full due to time restrictions. They
nevertheless pr...

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A counter-NATO for Asia
On
11 September three security organisations (CIS, CSTO and SCO) will hold a
meeting in Minsk, Belarus. Subjects of these talks will be on how to further
strengthen security and stability within these alliances as well as on regional
and global levels. It i...

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Weekly SITREP 2016 - Week 33
The
weekly SITREP (Situational Report) brings relevant events that happened in the
Baltic region during the week that were either too small to be implemented in a
full analysis or could not be published in full due to time restrictions. They
nevertheless pr...

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More IFV's for Lithuania
Lithuania
signed a 386 million Euro deal with Germany for the procurement of the Boxer infantry
fighting vehicle (IFV). The procurement of new IFV’s is part of Lithuania’s further
attempts to form a modern mechanized infantry brigade that will form the core...
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