“The NASAMS launchers bought by Lithuania will be integrated in fire control units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine building on the operational capability composed of NASAMS donated by the United States and Norway. The assistance from us remains a vital factor in Ukraine’s defence. We hear Ukraine’s needs well and encourage the Allies to do the same,” says Anušauskas.
The Defence Materiel Agency under the MoD signed the contract regarding the NASAMS purchase with Norway’s Kongsberg this June. Full-scope comprehensive training for Ukrainian troops, including for drivers and maintenance personnel, was completed in Norway ahead of the assistance transfer.
Lithuania complemented the NASAMS launcher package with high-mobility vehicles vital for NASAMS crews. This package comes with significant help from the Ministry of Defence of Norway that gifted NASAMS launcher maintenance equipment and fire distribution (FDS) centers.
The assistance was delivered to Ukraine by the Lithuanian Armed Forces.
In total, Lithuania has so far provided to Ukraine the military assistance worth of approx. half a billion dollars. Next packages are set to include mortar ammunition, logistical vehicles, cold season equipment.