Lithuania bought several hundreds of military equipment from Netherlands 51808165

Defence & Security News - Lithuania
Lithuania bought several hundreds of military equipment from Netherlands
Over past six months roughly 200 combat and medlift Mercedes-Benz GD vehicles, trucks, and other military vehicles were brought from the Netherlands to Lithuania to supplement and update the fleet of the Lithuanian Armed Forces. On August 18 a meeting of Minister of National Defence Juozas Olekas and Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Lithuania HE Bert van der Lingen will take place in Kaunas to celebrate the successful defence cooperation between the new countries.
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Mercedes-Benz GD - MoD archive (credit: Sergeant Arvydas Jakubauskis)
The Lithuanian Armed Forces buy from the Netherlands Armed Forces several hundreds of used military vehicles (Mercedes-Benz GD of various purposes, DAF tow-trucks and trucks, trailers, etc.) during the period of 2015-2017 on a bilateral basis.

The vehicles are brought to Lithuania from the Netherlands in several phases: the first 15 vehicles arrived in late 2015, 18 medlift off-road vehicles, a tow-truck and several tens of trailers – in April 2016, roughly 150 combat and medlift off-road vehicles – in June-July 2016. The rest of the equipment, off-road vehicles, trucks, and trailers, will be delivered in 2016-2017. The total value of the project is EUR 7 m.

The off-road vehicles in good technical condition are primarily delivered to the Depot Service of the Lithuanian Armed Forces in Kaunas and then distributed to other units.

This is the second military equipment procurement contract between Lithuania and the Netherlands. In 2012-2013 the Lithuanian Armed Forces bought vehicles, communications containers and airport service equipment (to replace outdated and not cost-efficient equipment then used in the Lithuanian Armed Forces) from the Netherlands Armed Forces for a good price.


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