Lithuanian Armed Forces take delivery of 35 more JLTVs

Source: Lithuanian Ministry of National Defence, Defence Industry Europe

Lithuanian Ministry of National Defence has begun the second stage of JLTV Joint Light Tactical Vehicle acquisition. The first shipment of the second stage including 35 JLTVs arrived in Lithuania this week.


“Acquisition of the JLTVs from the United States is one of the most important steps of the Lithuanian Armed Forces modernization. Stronger Lithuanian Armed Forces is a significant contribution to a better deterrence,” says Lithuanian Minister of National Defence Arvydas Anušauskas.

JLTV acquisition began in 2019 with the signature of a contract between the Ministry of National Defence and the U.S. Government. The first phase of it was completed last year with a 200 JLTV delivery to Lithuania.


The second contract on another 300 Oshkosh Defense vehicles with spares, weaponry and tools was signed 2022. When it is completed, Lithuania will have 500 pieces of the most modern light tactical vehicles in the world.

The vantage of JLTVs is a superb crew protection system. The advanced vehicles also ensure effective surveillance, protection in artillery and air support operations. The purchase not only enhances the Lithuanian Armed Forces capabilities abut also build on the Lithuanian-U.S. force interoperability.



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