Lithuania will open talks with German manufacturers over to purchase Boxer infantry fighting vehicles (IFV) for the country's military, the State Defence Council (VGT) decided on Friday.
Boxer IFV
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Lithuania picks German Boxer IFVs for EUR 400m armament upgrade
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