aA
Washington on Tuesday confirmed it allowed Lithuania to purchase US-produced armored utility vehicles.
US allows Lithuania to buy 500 JLTV vehicles
© Oshkosh defence

According to the Pentagon statement, 500 vehicles would be sold to Lithuania, but Lithuania plans to buy 200.

"We will buy 200 vehicles. 500 is just a precaution if we decided to buy more, so that a new Congress application is not necessary," Vita Ramanauskaite, spokeswoman for Lithuania's national defense minister, told BNS Lithuania.

Washington says the deal value stands at 170.8 million US dollar (154 million euros). Lithuania earlier stated it planned to spend 142 million euros on the purchase.

It’s the second-largest acquisition in the history of the Lithuanian army following the purchase of Boxer IFVs. Armored utility vehicles will be allocated to different army units.

The vehicles to be acquired by Lithuania are produced by US company Oshkosh Defence.

US allows Lithuania to buy 500 JLTV vehicles

According to Lithuania's Ministry of National Defense, Lithuania now lacks armored utility vehicles not only for national defense purposes but also for the country's participation in international operations due to the wear and tear of the existing fleet and their growing need amid military expansion.

The Lithuanian army now uses HMMWV and Toyota Land Cruiser 200 vehicles.

BNS
It is prohibited to copy and republish the text of this publication without a written permission from UAB „BNS“.

Alternative medicine legalized in country

The Seimas of Lithuania legalized alternative medicine in the country after adopting amendments to...

Foreign ministry advised against travel to central China due to coronavirus

The Lithuanian Foreign Ministry has advised Lithuanian citizens against traveling to China 's central...

Plans to commemorate Baltic Way by naming roads

Lithuania plans to commemorate the Baltic Way , which took place more than 30 years ago, by naming...

Number of barred people up as immigration grows

The number of people barred to enter Lithuania rose last year, and the country's State Border Guard...

Cyber rapid response teams developed by Lithuania began their work

First multinational rotation of the cyber rapid response teams developed by Lithuania began as of...

Top news

Crazy about coffee: Ukrainian is looking for best cafe in Vilnius (4)

Some people have a passion. For Ukrainian student Oleksandra Kyryliuk coffee is her number one...

Plans to commemorate Baltic Way by naming roads

Lithuania plans to commemorate the Baltic Way , which took place more than 30 years ago, by naming...

Official: ban on Ukrainian poultry imports won't affect our market

The European Commission's ban on imports of Ukrainian poultry meat and poultry products will have...

Foreign ministry advised against travel to central China due to coronavirus

The Lithuanian Foreign Ministry has advised Lithuanian citizens against traveling to China 's central...

Number of barred people up as immigration grows

The number of people barred to enter Lithuania rose last year, and the country's State Border Guard...