Ministers agreed to intensify bilateral exercises, including border-crossing, and to continue the cooperation in weaponry acquisition with a procurement of additional missiles for the GROM air defence system for the worth of over EUR 20 million.
Saab has received an order from Lithuania’s Defence Materiel Agency for Carl-Gustaf® ammunition. The order value is SEK 145 million and deliveries will start during 2024.
The defensive capabilities of the Lithuanian army will be supplemented by 18 units of the new generation of 155 mm self-propelled wheeled howitzers “Caesar Mark II”.
The Ministry of National Defence continues strengthening the Lithuanian Armed Forces with the current acquisition of the Switchblade tactical drones.
On December 15 Minister of National Defence Arvydas Anušauskas underscored the particularly significant importance the newly concluded contract on acquisition of High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) had for Lithuania’s national defence.
The second shipment of the 50 units of the JLTV Joint Light Tactical Vehicle was delivered to the Lithuanian Armed Forces Depot Service in Mumaičiai, Šiauliai district, earlier this week.
The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Lithuania of M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) Launchers and related equipment for an estimated cost of $495 million.
The Defence Materiel Agency under the Ministry of National Defence and the Spanish company EXPAL Systems, S.A. agreed on Lithuania’s acquisition of 120 mm EXPAL 120-MX2-SM towed mortars.
Two more self-propelled PzH2000 howitzers repaired in Lithuania were handed over to the Ukrainian army this week.
Saab has signed a four-year contract with the Lithuanian Defence Materiel Agency, which will allow the customer to place orders for RBS 70 missiles until 2026.