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Lithuania commissions former Danish patrol ship

13th January 2017 - 13:00 GMT | by Richard Thomas in London

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With most of the defence headlines in Eastern Europe dominated by the arriving NATO forces the re-equipping by regional countries of their militaries can fly under the radar.

Lithuania is one such country in the spotlight and recent years has seen it begin to improve its capabilities, particularly at sea. Most recently the country commissioned a new patrol vessel purchased from Denmark along with submarine detection sonar systems for €6.5 million ($6.9 million) last year.

In a ceremony at Klaipėda on 11 January the Sėlis was formally commissioned into the Patrol Ships Division of the Lithuanian Navy. According to the

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