Germany continues to bolster the capabilities of NATO enhanced Ahead Presence Battlegroup Lithuania. Lithuania had requested NATO so as to add extra troops and gear following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The deployments, that are additionally as a result of embrace extra troops from the US and the Netherlands, are separate from troops coming for navy workouts Lithuania is ready to host in March. The deployments and workouts will improve the overall variety of international NATO troops in Lithuania to 4,000. The Lithuania multinational battalion battle group is predicated in Rukla and led by Germany.

Responding to the present safety scenario, the German Military has deployed OZELOT short-range self-propelled air defence system in Lithuania this week. The Ozelot (Wiesel 2 Air Defence Weapon Provider) is constructed on the Wiesel 2 small armoured tracked automobile. The Ozelot carries two field launchers containing 4 ready-to-fire FIM-92 Stingers surface-to-air missiles however may also be armed with Igla, Mistral, LFK NG, RBS 70 mk2 or Starburst missiles. Ozelot is air-transportable in a CH-53 helicopter. A military platoon could be outfitted with an air defence platoon command put up and usually between 5 and eight Ozelot air defence weapon platforms.


German Military Deploy Ozelot Brief-range Self-propelled Defence System in Lithuania

Goal acquisition is achieved, both by the HARD radar, which downloads goal knowledge through radio knowledge hyperlink to the Ozelot weapon platform or by the Thales (previously Pilkington) Optronics ADAD passive infrared search and observe system (IRST), mounted on the ahead a part of the roof. For goal monitoring, the Ozelot is provided with its personal stabilised forward-looking infrared (FLIR) sensor, TV and laser rangefinder in addition to dual-mode auto-tracking. The system is able to computerized vary and envelope dedication and fireplace management and second shot functionality on the identical approaching goal. The platoon command put up can be primarily based on the Wiesel 2 automobile.

The Wiesel 2 armoured automobile household was developed by Rheinmetall Defence for the German Military (Bundeswehr). It was derived from the Wiesel 1 Armoured Weapons Provider (AWC). The primary Wiesel 2 mild air-transportable armoured combating automobile was unveiled in June 1994. The engine was modified to a 1.9L Volkswagen in-line four-cylinder turbo diesel with direct injection and intercooler, giving 109 hp (81 kW) coupled to a ZF computerized transmission. The Wiesel 2 is mostly larger, quicker and stronger than the Wiesel 1, with superior options for the safety of the crew comparable to enhanced armour, and air-con system, and NBC safety.