> LOG IN   > REGISTER

SBI-DS_Centre_03_506x80

The future armored vehicle for the Lithuanian Army

 

The Lithuanian National Defense Minister has begun
the acquisition program for the future infantry fighting vehicle for the Mechanized Infantry Brigade « Iron Wolf ».

 

M113 Lituanie 100

M113. Photo Credit: Lethuanian MoD

 

     The Lithuanian Defense Minister has started the 2014-2023 national defense development program. Approved by the Republic of Lithuania Parliament, it aims at reinforcing and updating Lithuanian ground forces.

     In the first phase of the new program, two battalions from the Mechanized Infantry Brigade « Iron Wolf » will be equipped with modern wheeled infantry fighting vehicles. Based upon the structure of the brigade, 36 to 48 new vehicles will be acquired. Up until now the two battalions of the brigade use the chained M113 Armored Personnel Carrier.

     On the 17th of July 2014, the Lithuanian Defense Minister sent to nine different companies that build wheeled armored vehicles a demand for participation in contract bidding and the technical specifications of their material. Answers are expected for the middle of October and contract signing is to be under way in the year 2015.

     The expectations of the Lithuanian Defense Minister, General Gintautas Zenkevicius, are that the future armored vehicle can transport a combat group, have excellent all-terrain performance and capable of destroying armored enemy vehicle. Based upon these demands, the future Lithuanian infantry vehicle will have an 8×8 configuration to have the best all-terrain performance and would be fitted with an automatic gun from 25 to 40mm.

     Amongst the wheeled infantry fighting vehicles that could interest the Lithuanian military are the French VBCI from Nexter, the Finnish AMV from Patria, the Italian VBM Freccia from Iveco and Oto Melara, the German-Dutch Boxer from ARTEC and the Swiss Piranha from GDELS.

 

 

M113 Lituanie 101

M113. Photo Credit: Lethuanian MoD

 

M113 Lituanie 102

M113. Photo Credit: Lethuanian MoD

Share on FacebookShare on Twitter+1Pin it on PinterestShare via email
NEXTER_01UK_CAESAR
Defense Systems
New Technical Specs
  • M1 Abrams

    M1 Abrams

    The American main battle tank M1 Abrams
  • M1126 Stryker

    M1126 Stryker

    The American wheeled Armored Personnel Carrier M1126 Stryker
  • Mi-28 (Havoc)

    Mi-28 (Havoc)

    The Russian attack helicopter Mi-28 Havoc
  • M60

    M60

    The American main battle tank M60
  • MILAN

    MILAN

    The French-German anti-tank guided missile MILAN
  • 2S3 Akatsiya

    2S3 Akatsiya

    The Russian self-propelled howitzer 2S3 Akatsiya
Partners
GICAT_01min

COGES_01_302x80

Legion-01bord
Print Partners
_SBI-DS_Database03vhl_302x80


Raids_302x80