Lithuania moves to buy more Vilkas fighting vehicles

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Lithuania has planned to workout an enactment to get much Vilkas warring vehicles, according to Vice Minister of National Defence Vilius Semeska.

According to Vice Minister, Lithuania plans to bargain 120 further Vilkas (Wolf) infantry warring vehicles.

“Preparation for the negotiations began aboriginal this twelvemonth and contiguous we are capable to sermon factual amounts, worth and deadlines of a imaginable order. It is simply a rational decision, and effectual successful presumption of defence budget, to transportation connected with the aforesaid infantry warring conveyance platform,” says V. Semeška.

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Deliveries would instrumentality spot betwixt 2023 and 2024, the ministry said successful a statement. Part of them volition beryllium equipped with a 30 mm cannon, and the different portion – with a 12.7 mm instrumentality gun.

According to Defense News, successful 2016, Lithuania signed a woody for 88 infantry warring vehicles with the German-Dutch consortium Artec, which is made up of Krauss-Maffei Wegmann, Rheinmetall Landsysteme and Rheinmetall Defence Nederland B.V. The declaration was worthy €385.6 cardinal (U.S. $417.7 million).

The Vilkas is simply a variant of the Boxer mechanized infantry conveyance developed by an ARTEC  planetary consortium.

The warring conveyance is an eight-wheeled multirole conveyance that includes a Samson Mk II distant controlled limb station, a Spike LR anti-tank rocket system, a 7.62mm instrumentality weapon and a Bushmaster Mk44S 30mm concatenation gun.

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