Lithuania asks U.S. 84 armoured combat vehicles family of "Stryker" (Stryker) in order to strengthen its defense capability, sends.
according to the publication, the narrative is 84 M 1126 Stryker armored vehicles, equipped with 30-mm cannons. The total Price of the order is determined to 599 million dollars.
The contractor who will deliver armored vehicles to Lithuania, until not Assigned.
The office of military cooperation U.S. Department of defense has notified Congress of the request of Lithuania.
Defense News stressed that the conclusion of the procurement was accepted as "due to Russian aggression in Ukraine," Eastern Europe brought into a state of " heightened alert ".
"The U.S. army is rapidly trying to modernise its Stryker armored vehicles, providing their big guns amid fears that the Russian counterparts are superior in firepower has already been sent to the European Union equipment," says the magazine.
Earlier, the U.S. Congress authorized an allocation in the year 2016 means for modifying 81 vehicles Stryker 30-mm cannons and gun towers at the urgent request of the 2nd reconnaissance regiment of US military power based in Germany.
The West many times accused the Russian Federation of interfering in the conflict in Ukraine and the " occupation of Crimea ", in which, as if it involved citizens in uniform without insignia ( "little green men" ). Russia rejects accusations of meddling in the conflict in the Donbas and stressed that the Crimea became part of Russia according to the results of the referendum.