It is the first time the PATRIOT system has combat tasks in Lithuania, the perfection of its operation on site will be ensured by a German crew on the basis of collective decisions. Other combat capabilities will deploy to Lithuania too in accordance with plans, procedures, communications and logistical solutions coordinated in advance ahead of the NATO Summit.
The Lithuanian Armed Forces has earmarked over 3000 troops to the security of the NATO Summit in Vilnius. Another security preparatory measure it conducts is assessment of the information environment. Hostile information operations, cyber-attacks and misleading information spread, intensified migrant flow from Belarus, military equipment and aircraft maneuvers at the borders of the Republic of Lithuania, instigation of public unrest and panic by means of spreading hoax on social media are highly probable.