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COVID-19 forces Lithuania to revisit Boxer/Vilkas

16th March 2021 - 16:45 GMT | by Flavia Camargos Pereira in London

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The Lithuanian MND is seeking solutions in order to keep the Boxer/Vilkas programme on track. The Vice Minister of National Defence recently held a meeting with OCCAR, ARTEC and KMW to discuss potential solutions to overcome the economic effects of the global COVID-19 pandemic.

The economic impact of COVID-19 has forced the Lithuanian Ministry of National Defence (MND) to reassess the procurement of Boxer IFVs (designated Vilkas by the Lithuanian Army). The armed forces are seeking solutions in order to keep the acquisition schedule on track.

Vice Minister of National Defence, Vilius Semeška held a meeting on 5 March with representatives of the NATO procurement agency OCCAR, the German consortium ARTEC and manufacturer Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) to discuss progress on the programme, the delivery timeline, implementation difficulties and potential solutions.

Semeška claimed that, although the programme is a priority for the MND and a cornerstone of Lithuanian

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Flavia Camargos Pereira is a land reporter at Shephard Media. She joined the company in …

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