The Lithuanian Ministry of Nationwide Defence’s Materiel Company has signed a contract with the US Authorities to buy 300 extra Oshkosh Joint Gentle Tactical Automobiles (JLTVs). The Lithuanian Armed Forces will obtain the overall of 500 JLTVs, the present quantity and the 200 objects contracted for with the U.S. Authorities in 2019. The brand new Joint Gentle Tactical Automobiles (JLTVs) will considerably strengthen the present functionality of the Lithuanian Armed Forces, add mobility, personnel safety and fight energy. The JLTVs acquisition by the Lithuanian Armed Forces is part of the Lithuanian Armed Forces modernization programme which additionally consists of procurement of the Vilkas Infantry Combating Automobiles and PZH 2000 self-propelled howitzers.

“The extra procurement of 300 objects of the Joint Gentle Tactical Automobile from the U.S. is likely one of the most necessary steps within the strategy of modernization of the Lithuanian Armed Forces. Our army cooperation with the USA is increasing and we’re able to contributing to the safety of the jap flank of NATO collectively. This sends a robust sign to our Allies that Lithuania not solely assists Ukraine in its battle with every thing we have now but in addition takes care to put money into its personal defence and the defence of the entire Alliance,” mentioned Minister of Nationwide Defence Arvydas Anušauskas.


Lithuanian Military Oshkosh Joint Gentle Tactical Automobiles (JLTVs)

The Joint Gentle Tactical Automobile (JLTV) is a United States army and United States Particular Operations Command program to partially substitute the Humvee fleet with a household of extra survivable automobiles having a higher payload. The brand new automobiles can be devoted to the battalions of the Lithuanian Armed Forces Iron Wolf and Griffin Brigades, with a precedence on the nationwide speedy response drive. The JLTVs will complement and replace the ATV fleet within the Lithuanian Armed Forces that at the moment was made up by HMMWVs (‘Hammers’). The all-terrain JLTVs can have mounted turrets and M2 QCB 12.7mm machine weapons. The contract between Lithuania and the U.S. covers the JLTC platform tools, weaponry, personnel coaching, spares and upkeep, transportation, and tools meeting.

The primary cargo together with 50 JLTVs arrived in Lithuania final summer time and is now efficiently utilized by the Lithuanian army. The subsequent batch of fifty can be delivered in a month or two this 12 months, and one other 100 – in 2023, with the remaining to return progressively as nicely. The Joint Gentle Tactical Automobiles can be assigned to battalions of the Lithuanian Armed Forces Iron Wolf and Griffin Brigades, and to the nationwide Fast Response Drive so as of precedence. The JLTV is a complicated all-terrain automobile with excessive crew safety. They are going to preserve troops safer and reconnaissance, artillery and help operations simpler. The sunshine armored automobiles is not going to solely enhance our armed capabilities but in addition the interoperability of U.S. and Lithuanian forces.

Lithuanian Army Oshkosh Joint Light Tactical Vehicles (JLTVs)
Lithuanian Military Oshkosh Joint Gentle Tactical Automobiles (JLTVs)