Mission: Convene and maintain Lithuanian Host Nation Support Cluster in order to effectively increase Lithuania’s Defence capability via effective cooperation with Lithuanian Armed Forces and NATO allies in order to ensure fast and smooth HNS process by providing needed means, services, consultations and legal support during all RSOI stages and entire period of deployment.
Host Nation support (HNS) Definition: HNS planning is part of the overall Operational Planning Process. The operational environment that may generate HNS requirements includes the deployment of NATO HQs, multinational HQs and forces for exercises or operations during peace, crisis, or conflict.
HNS Cluster activities:
Peacetime: Developing common projects; in cases of joint exercises; deploying sent allied headquarters.
In extreme situations: Natural disasters; disasters with biological, chemical, nuclear elements.
In crises or wartime: When there is a threat of aggression from other countries, or provocations from foreign countries, or direct act of aggression against Lithuania.