Lithuania receives first shipment of military hardware from Germany

On Friday, the Armed Forces of Lithuania received two 155 mm self-propelled PzH2000 (Panzerhaubitze 2000) howitzers from the German Bundeswehr, Evropeyskaya Pravda reported, citing a statement issued by the Lithuanian Ministry of Defense.

“Lithuanian soldiers will soon start training to master the newly received advanced and particularly capable equipment and the first shots are expected to be fired within several months at Exercise Flaming Thunder,” the statement read.

The delivery of the two howitzers is the first shipment in an agreement signed between Vilnius and Berlin in 2015 that will see a total of 53 pieces of military equipment sent from Germany to Lithuania.

Delivery of the military equipment, which will also include armored trucks and mobile command posts, will be completed by 2019.

  Lithuania, Germany