Lithuanian army to purchase 340 German trucks for €60m

The Lithuanian army is to buy 340 trucks produced by the German company Daimler AG in a deal worth €60 million, the Ministry of National Defence has announced.
Mercedes Benz Unimog U5000

The purchase deal for the Unimog trucks was signed last year. Twenty-one vehicles are expected to be delivered to Lithuania by September this year, the rest will be shipped by 2021.

The deal was mediated by NATO Support and Procurement Agency which the Lithuanian Ministry says helped save €18 million.

The new trucks are needed to replace older stock and to serve increased transportation demand at the Lithuanian army.

Lithuania has been significantly raising its defence spending over the last several years, reaching €574 million, or 1.48% of GDP, this year.

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