Lithuania to receive M577 from Germany
The Lithuanian armed forces has signed a contract with the German Ministry of Defence for the acquisition of 168 M577 armoured personnel carriers. The contract is worth €1.6 million.
The Lithuanian land forces will receive the upgraded vehicles in a number of variants between 2017 and 2018 in batches. Spare parts, maintenance equipment and crew equipment will also be supplied.
Commander of the Logistic Support Command, Lt Col Ramūnas Baronas, said: ‘The Lithuanian armed forces is buying command, indirect fire support, medical evacuation and training M577 armoured personnel carriers in good technical condition that will fill in the shortages of armoured vehicles in the Lithuanian land force.'
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