On Wednesday, Lithuania’s Armed Forces received a shipment of 142 Unimog U5000S trucks, according to the country’s Defence Ministry.
The Lithuanian military has now received 340 Unimog trucks under a 70-million-euro contract signed with Germany’s Faimler AG in 2015
Lithuania has acquired the vehicles through the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA), which helped the country save 18 million euros, the ministry said in a press release.
“The NATO agency can amass the requests from across NATO and carry out a large-scale acquisition, as a result, the price per unit was considerably lowered,” Sigitas Dzekunskas, director of the Defense Materiel Agency under the Defense Ministry, said in the statement.
The Lithuanian military uses Unimog trucks for routine tasks, logistical support, medical duties, and personnel transportation.
Given the high demand, Lithuania is planning to renew the contract and buy another 42 Unimog trucks for its Armed Forces, according to the press release.