The Lithuanian Armed Forces have taken delivery of 110 new Union U5000 trucks, the Defense Ministry said on Friday.

The military plan to purchase 340 trucks with a load capacity of five tons each, manufactured by Germany's Daimler AG, under an agreement signed with NATO's Support and Procurement Agency in 2015.

A total of 198 trucks have been delivered to Lithuania so far.

"The NATO agency (...) can make larger acquisitions, making it possible to considerably reduce the price per unit," Sigitas Dzekunskas, director of the Defense Materiel Agency under the Defense Ministry, said in the press release.

The contract with the manufacturer also provides for logistical support over the first 15 years of operation as well as specialized tools and testing equipment.

According to the ministry, the value of the contract totals around 70 million euros. Daimler AG has contracted to deliver the remaining 142 trucks to Lithuania in 2020 to 2021.

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