Land Warfare

Lithuania refreshes sidearms inventory

11th September 2020 - 08:12 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


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Heckler & Koch (H&K) is to provide an undisclosed number of SFP9-SF Paddle pistols to the Lithuanian Armed Forces, under a €1.57 million ($1.86 million) contract from the Lithuanian Ministry of National Defence.

The pistols will be delivered by the end of 2021. The SFP9-SF Paddle was selected ahead of 12 other models from various manufacturers in a competitive evaluation process.

According to Shephard Defence Insight, the SFP9-SF is the SOF version of the SFP-9 with a short trigger travel of 6mm.

‘The decision to purchase new pistols for Lithuanian troops was made in order to abandon using different calibre pistols and change over to the use of uniform calibre 9x19 mm pistol ammunition, leaving still ...

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