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Lithuania orders German PzH 2000s

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Lithuania orders German PzH 2000s
Nicholas de Larrinaga, London - IHS Jane's Defence Weekly
28 September 2015
http://www.janes.com/article/54876/lithuania-orders-german-pzh-2000s
Key Points
  • Lithuania has ordered 21 PzH 2000s from former German Army stocks
  • The new SPAs will replace the country's former Danish 105 mm towed howitzers
Lithuania signed a EUR58.3 million (USD65.4 million) contract with Germany on 29 September for 21 Panzerhaubitze 2000 (PzH 2000) 155 mm self-propelled artillery (SPA) systems.


Lithuania has ordered 21 PzH 2000 SPAs from Germany, of which 16 will be used operationally by the Iron Wolf Brigade's artillery battalion, with the remainder for spares and training. (Bundeswehr)

The SPAs, which are of ex-German Army service, will be operated by the Lithuanian Army's General Romualdas Giedraitis Artillery Battalion. In total the battalion will operate 16 PzH 2000s, with the remaining five SPAs being used for spare parts (three), gunnery training (one) and driver training (one).

In addition to the howitzers, Lithuania is also buying 32 support vehicles from Germany as part of the sale.
Lithuania orders German PzH 2000s - IHS Jane's 360
 
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