Peugeot Rifter are intended for routine daily tasks: transportation of logistical personnel of Lithuanian Armed Forces units, such as suppliers, cargo and personnel, not during military training exercises. The vehicle is built to match the multipurpose requirements.
🇱🇹 @LTU_Army has received a new shipment of multi-purpose vehicles and trucks.
🚛 As we continue the modernisation of our military, 53 Peugeot Rifter vehicles and 34 Mercedes-Benz UNIMOG U5000 trucks will support daily tasks and logistics. pic.twitter.com/owIiHHDlbF
— Lithuanian MOD 🇱🇹 (@Lithuanian_MoD) July 20, 2023
The make and the brand have been selected on the basis of the lowest price criterion during the public acquisition procedure. The procurement is processed by the Defence Materiel Agency under the Ministry of National Defence.
In addition, 34 Mercedes-Benz Unimog U5000 5-tonne capacity vehicles have been delivered to the Lithuanian Armed Forces as well.
The Daimler Trucks AG-manufactured military vehicles were bought as part of the ongoing Lithuanian Armed Forces modernization and as an effort to update the Lithuanian Armed Forces truck fleet. The Unimog U5000 trucks are used by troops to complete tasks, ensure logistical supply and transport personnel.
34 units of the planned 124 trucks have already been delivered to Lithuania on the basis of the contract signed by the Defence Materiel Agency under the MoD and German manufacturer Daimler Trucks AG with mediation of the NATO Support and Procurement Agency in 2021.