29 Sep '15, 2pm

#Lithuania has ordered 21 PzH 2000 155mm #artillery systems from former #German #Army stocks http…

#Lithuania has ordered 21 PzH 2000 155mm #artillery systems from former #German #Army stocks http…

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. 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. These comprise 26 M577A2 tracked command post vehicles (a variant of the M113 family), and six Bergepanzer 2 (BPZ-2) recovery vehicles, based on the Leop...

Full article: http://www.janes.com/article/54876/lithuania-orders-germa...

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