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Lithuania receives more Unimog trucks

2nd October 2019 - 08:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Daimler has delivered 110 more Unimog U5000 trucks to the Lithuanian armed forces, adding to 88 examples already delivered under a 340-unit order for the vehicle. 

The vehicles are being delivered under the terms of a contract signed with the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA), which is valued at EUR70 million and will include logistical support from Daimler over the first 15 years, as well as tooling and testing equipment.  

‘The NSPA collects demand applications from all NATO allies and is able to carry out acquisitions in bulk which cuts the price of one unit significantly,’ Sigitas Dzekunskas, director of the defence materiel agency that falls under the ministry of national defence, said.

Daimler is expected to deliver the remaining 142 trucks to fulfil this order in 2020-2021, and the new tactical 5-tonne vehicles will be assigned to the Lithuanian land forces and other units to supplement equipment fleets.

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