Viewing cable 05VILNIUS498
Title: LITHUANIAN RESPONSE TO NIGHT VISION DEVICES ROADMAP

IdentifierCreatedReleasedClassificationOrigin
05VILNIUS4982005-05-12 14:51:00 2011-08-30 01:44:00 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Vilnius
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C O N F I D E N T I A L VILNIUS 000498 
 
SIPDIS 
 
STATE FOR EUR/NB 
 
E.O. 12958: DECL: 05/11/2015 
TAGS: MASS ETTC MARR PREL LH
SUBJECT: LITHUANIAN RESPONSE TO NIGHT VISION DEVICES ROADMAP 
 
REF: SECSTATE 80617 
 
Classified By: Political/Economic Officer Alexander Titolo for reasons 
1.4 (b) & (d) 
 
(C) We delivered reftel points regarding Night Vision Devices 
on May 6 to Gediminas Varvuolis, Head of the MFA's NATO 
Division, Alvydas Kunigelis, Acting Director of the MOD's 
Department of International Relations, and LTC Gintautas 
Zinkevicius, Commander of the Lithuanian-led PRT deploying to 
Chaghcharan, Afghanistan.  Zinkevicius said that he hopes to 
move to the "smartest technology" in the future, but that for 
the time being the 1250 FOM NVD's that Lithuanian PRT members 
plan to use, but have still not formally requested, are 
"smart enough."  Zinkevicius and Varvuolis expressed 
satisfaction in having a defined nine-month timetable and 
clear roadmap to follow in order to demonstrate their ability 
to handle the more sophisticated technology responsibly. 
Mull