Lithuania to spend €50m on anti-tank missiles and launchers

Lithuania is planning to buy 220 javelin anti-tank missiles, along with 74 launch units, from the United States at a cost of over €50 million.
Javelin anti-tank missile. Photo Wikipedia

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