"It's a strong signal that Germany is willing and capable of reinforcing the battlegroup immediately as needed," said Lieutenant Colonel Daniel Andrae, the German commander of NATO troops in Lithuania.
Deployments in response to regional security concerns
The decision to shore up NATO's eastern flank comes as Russia has amassed a significant number of forces, thought to number upwards of 100,000 soldiers, along with necessary materiel to stage a major invasion of Ukraine.
DW's Jack Parrock on the Kaunas airfield said, "People are worried about what Russia is doing over on the other side of the border in normal times."
Lithuanian president warns of 'most dangerous situation in last 30 years'
The newest arriving German troops will join the NATO enhanced forward presence (eFP) battlegroup already in place. The NATO battlegroups were formed in the Baltic region following Russia's annexation of Crimea in 2014.
What do we know about the latest Bundeswehr deployment?
The latest deployments will bring the number of foreign troops in Lithuania to 1,500, approximately half coming from the German Bundeswehr.