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    US-made armored all-terrain vehicles to cost Lithuania some EUR 100 mln, minister says

    VILNIUS, Nov 22, BNS - The planned acquisition of US-made armored all-terrain vehicles will cost Lithuania around 100 million euros, with a contract expected to be signed in 2020 at the latest, Defense Minister Raimundas Karoblis said on Thursday.  

    "The (technical) specifications are being finalized now. We plan to move toward final decisions next year or in 2020," the minister told reporters. 

    "About 100 million euros have been earmarked," he added. 

    Lithuania is planning to buy up to 200 Light Combat Tactical All-terrain Vehicles (L-ATV) from Oshkosh Defense.

    The L-ATVs would be manufactured alongside vehicles for the armed forces of the US and other countries.

    The vehicles would be distributed across the Lithuanian Armed Forces to fill a shortage due to "normal wear and tear" of equipment and increased demand, the Defense Ministry has said. 

    Currently, the Lithuanian Armed Forces use HMMWV and Toyota Land Cruiser 200 armored all-terrain vehicles.

    By Saulius Jakucionis

    Vilnius newsroom, politika@bns.lt, +370 5 205 85 10

     

    • Published: 22.11.2018 10:51
    • LETA, BNS
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