Lithuania has purchased 168 second-hand M577 armored personnel carriers (APC) from Germany for a total of 1.6 million Euros. The contract was concluded on Wednesday.
“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 will be delivered to Lithuania in several phases during the 2017-2018 period. The procurement also includes spare parts, maintenance tools, and equipment for the crew.
Currently the Lithuanian Armed Forces operate around 200 M113A1/A2 APCs which were also delivered from Germany between 2000 and 2006.