US approves JLTV sale to Lithuania
The US State Department has approved the potential Foreign Military Sale of 500 Joint Light Tactical Vehicles to Lithuania.
Including support the deal would be worth an estimated $170.8 million, and the Defense Security Cooperation Agency has notified Congress of its determination to approve the sale.
In addition to the vehicles, Lithuania has requested other systems including: ballistic armour; Boomerang III shot detection systems; M153 Common Remote Weapon Stations; MK-93 weapons mounts; M2 QCB .50 CAL machine guns; M230 TAC-FLIR systems; and Duramax turbo engines with Allison 6 speed automatic transmission and 4x4 TAK-4i independent suspension systems.
The US government says that by supporting its ally in Lithuania it will help keep stability in Eastern Europe.
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