Armed Forces of Lithuania to purchase 168 M577 tracked armoured from Germany 10112161

Defence & Security News - Lithuania
 
Armed Forces of Lithuania to purchase 168 M577 tracked armoured vehicles from Germany.
Military units of the Lithuanian Land Force will receive upgraded and well-equipped M577 armoured personnel carriers, second-hand vehicles from the German Armed Forces. Representatives of the Lithuanian Armed Forces and the Ministry of Defence of Germany signed a contract to acquire 168 M577s on November 30, 2016 in Vilnius for a total amount of 1.6 million Euro.
     
Military units of the Lithuanian Land Force will receive upgraded and well-equipped M577 armoured personnel carriers, second-hand vehicles from the German Armed Forces. Representatives of the Lithuanian Armed Forces and the Ministry of Defence of Germany signed a contract to acquire 168 M577s on November 30, 2016 in Vilnius for a total amount of 1.6 million Euro. German army M577 command post tracked armoured vehicle
     
“The Lithuanian Armed Forces is buying command, indirect fire support, medical evacuation and training M577 armoured personnel carriers in good technical condition that will fill in the shortages of armoured vehicles in the Lithuanian Land Force,” commander of the Logistic Support Command Lieutenant Colonel Ramunas Baronas said after putting his signature on the contract.

The vehicles are planned to be delivered in several phases in 2017-2018. The procurement also includes spare parts and maintenance tools, and equipment for the crew.

Currently the Lithuanian Armed Forces operates more than 200 M113 tracked armoured personnel carrier (APC) in A1 and A2 versions. These vehicles were delivered from Germany between 2000 and 2006.

The M577 is a American-made tracked command post vehicle armoured. It is based on an M113 armored personnel carrier chassis. The rear part of the hull is raised to increase the internal volume. In the static role a tent can be erected at the rear of the hull to provide additional space for the command staff. A generator is mounted externally to provide power for the additional communications equipment installed.
 

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