US approves sale of 84 Stryker Infantry Carrier Vehicles to Lithuania 20611151

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US approves sale of 84 Stryker Infantry Carrier Vehicles to Lithuania
The US State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Lithuania for Stryker Infantry Carrier Vehicles and associated equipment, parts and logistical support for an estimated cost of $599 million, the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) announced on Nov. 5, 2015.
     
US approvessale of 84 Stryker Infantry Carrier Vehicles to Lithuania 640 001A US Army M1126 Stryker Infantry Carrier Vehicle
     
The Government of Lithuania has requested a sale of eighty-four M1126 Stryker Infantry Carrier Vehicles (ICV) with the ATK 30mm cannon, the XM813 30mm cannon or a European variant with the Remote Weapon Station and eighty-four M2 Flex Machine Guns. Additionally, they have requested the ICV-30 package, including contractor logistics support, support equipment, spare parts, armaments, two AN/PRC-152 Radios per vehicle, one AN/PSN-13 DAGR per vehicle, one VIC-3 per vehicle, training aids/devices/simulators & simulations (TADSS), translated technical manuals with laptop computers, training, Foreign Service Representatives (FSRs), OCONUS Contractor vehicle deprocessing services and technical assistance. The total estimated value of MDE is $462 million.

"Lithuania's acquisition of the Stryker ICV system would represent a major advancement in capability for the Lithuanian Land Forces, filling a vital capability gap that is not currently addressed. The Stryker ICV system would provide maneuverability, speed, and firepower to the Lithuanian Land Forces and enhance Lithuania’s ability to contribute to territorial defense and NATO and coalition operations," said the DSCA.

The M1126 Infantry Carrier Vehicle (ICV) is an armoured personnel carrier and part of the Stryker family of vehicles (derived from the Canadian LAV III/Swiss MOWAG Piranha IIIH 8x8) used by the United States Army.

The new 8x8 will replace the country's aging M113 tracked armoured personnel carriers. These will initially be used to equip two battalions of the country's 'Iron Wolf' mechanised infantry brigade, for which 60-72 IFVs were originally required.

 

 

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