Lithuanian army equipment

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Since November 19, 1992, the Lithuanian Land Force of the Lithuanian Armed Forces has been working towards modernisation and adopting NATO-compatible equipment and replacing the equipment that it inherited from the Soviet Union.

List of weapons used by the Land Force:

Infantry weapons[edit]

Model Image Origin Variant Caliber Details
Browning Hi-Power  Belgium 9mm Parabellum [1]
Glock pistol Glock 17 MOD 45154998.jpg  Austria Glock 17 9 mm Parabellum Standard issue pistol.[2]
Heckler & Koch USP HKUSP.png  Germany USP 9mm Parabellum [3]
M1911 M1911A1.png  United States M1911A1 .45 ACP [4]
MAG pistol MAG08 PICT0026.jpg  Poland MAG-95 9mm Parabellum 10 Units were given by Poland in mid 2000's[5]
Shotguns and submachine guns
Benelli M4 Benelli m4 2.jpg  Italy Benelli M4
Heckler & Koch MP5 Heckler Koch MP5.jpg  Germany Heckler & Koch MP5SD3 9mm
Heckler & Koch UMP HKUMP45.JPG  Germany Heckler & Koch UMP45 .45 ACP
PM-84 Glauberyt Submachine gun PM-84.jpg  Poland PM-84P 9mm Parabellum 10 Units were given by Poland in mid 2000's [6]
Assault rifles and Machine guns
Heckler & Koch G36 Lithuanian soldiers at Combined Resolve II (14256316715).jpg  Germany Heckler & Koch G36KA4 5.56 mm Lithuanian version of G36. Standard assault rifle.[7]
FN SCAR  Belgium FN SCAR-H PR 7.62 mm Used as a designated marksman rifle, to replace M14.
M14 rifle M-14snipershooting.jpg  United States M14 7.62 mm Modified and used as a designated marksman rifle[8]
Heckler & Koch G3 Gun safety.jpg  Germany
Ak 4 7.62 mm Replaced by the G36, but still being used by the national defence force.[9]
M16 rifle M16A2 2.jpg  United States M16A2 5.56 mm In wartime reserves.[10]
kbs wz. 1996 Beryl Rifle wz.1996 Beryl.jpg  Poland kbs wz. 1996A Beryl 5.56 mm Used by the Special Forces.
kbk wz. 1996 Mini-Beryl Mini-Beryl wz96 PICT0015.JPG  Poland kbk wz. 1996A Mini-Beryl 5.56 mm Used by the Special Forces.
Rheinmetall MG 3 MG3.jpg  Germany 7.62 mm Slowly being replaced by the FN MAG, still in service with national defence forces.[11]
FN MAG FN MAG.jpg  Belgium 7.62 mm Standard issue General-purpose machine gun. [12]
M2 Browning M2 Browning, Musée de l'Armée.jpg  United States M2HB 12.7 mm Typically mounted on lightly armoured vehicles, or armoured personnel carriers, tripod version is also available.[13]
Sniper rifles
BARRETT M82A1 M82A1 afmil.jpg  United States 12.7 mm
FR F2 sniper rifle FRF2 lunette Schrome.jpg  France 7.62 mm [14]
GOL Sniper Magnum GOL Sniper Magnum.jpg  Germany [15]
Heckler & Koch PSG1 H&K PSG-1 Sniper Rifle.jpg  Germany MSG90A1 7.62 mm [16]
Sako TRG Sako TRG folding stock + Zeiss 3-12x56 SSG P.JPG  Finland Sako TRG-22 .308 Winchester [17]
Accuracy International Arctic Warfare Accuracy International AW.png  United Kingdom Accuracy International AXMC [18]
Grenade launchers
Heckler & Koch GMG HK GMW.jpg  Germany Automatic grenade launcher
40x53 mm caliber
Heckler & Koch AG36 GewehrAG36.jpg  Germany Grenade launcher
40x46 mm caliber
wz. 1974 Pallad Beryl wz96.jpg  Poland Grenade launcher
40x47 mm caliber
Anti-tank weapons
FGM-148 Javelin[20] Army-fgm148.jpg  United States Anti-tank missile
127 mm caliber
Pvpj 1110 LT PV1110.jpg  Sweden Recoilless rifle
90 mm caliber
Carl Gustav recoilless rifle Carl Gustav recoilless rifle.jpg  Sweden Recoilless rifle
84 mm caliber
M2 and M3 variants.
AT4[21] AT4-johnson2004-02-03.jpg  Sweden One-shot anti-tank weapon
84 mm caliber
Spike[21] SPIKE ATGM.jpg  Israel Anti-tank missile
152 mm
On December 11, 2015 Lithuania decided to buy 88 Boxer armoured fighting vehicles armed with Israeli made 30mm MkII guns and Spike-LR anti-tank missiles.[22]

Military vehicles[edit]

Name Image Origin Type Variants Quantity Notes
Armoured fighting vehicles
Boxer VILKAS Prototype June 2016.jpg  Germany
Armoured fighting vehicle
To be delivered 2017 - 2021. Lithuanian designation - "Vilkas''(Wolf).[24]Armed with Israeli made 30mm MkII guns and Spike- LR anti-tank missiles.
Armoured personnel carriers
M113 Lithuanian army M113 2.JPG  United States
Armoured personnel carrier
(as of 2008)[23]
154 - M113A1 and 200 - M113A2 items transferred from Germany between 2000 and 2006, some of them - non-operational (used as source for spare parts only); 8 fitted for Logistic battalion (equipped with cranes), other modification - infantry, medical and command.[25][26]

There were 361 M113s in service as of 2006.[23]

M577 V2 M577 V2.gif  Netherlands
Armoured personnel carrier
M577 V2
Lithuanian Armed Forces and the Ministry of Defence of Germany signed a contract on acquiring 168 M577s on November 30, 2016[27]

To be delivered between 2017 - 2018.

Armoured cars
HMMWV LT HMMWV M1114.jpg  United States Armoured car
Some equipped with HK GMG, or Browning M2 HMG.
Land Rover Defender Lithuanian SOP 1.png  United Kingdom Armoured car
Some equipped with HK GMG, Browning M2 HMG, or RBS 70.
Toyota Land Cruiser 2011 Toyota Land Cruiser (UZJ200R) Sahara wagon (2011-11-18) 01.jpg  Japan Armoured car
J200 (modified)
Bought for international missions, has protection from small arms and IED's.[28]
Support vehicles
Sisu E13TP Sisu E13TP 8x8 (2).jpg  Finland 8×8 High mobility tactical vehicle
Dutch army Mercedes Benz MB 290 GD, Bridgehead 2011 pic1.JPG
 Germany Support vehicle
Approximately 200 former Dutch operated vehicles were delivered in 2016.
Bergepanzer 2 Bergepanzer-2.gif  Germany High mobility support vehicle
Ordered 6. To be delivered between 2015 and 2019.
Bv 206 LT BV-206.jpg  Sweden Amphibious tracked vehicle
Bandvagn 206
Bv 206A
Bv 206F
For medical evacuation + radar
Chevrolet CUCV I Lithuanian M1008 CUCV.jpg  United States Pickup truck
Troop and cargo transport
Mercedes-Benz Unimog 437 Military Mercedes Benz in Jonava.jpg  Germany Truck
340 new Unimog U5000 ordered from "Daimler AG", to be delivered 2016-2021.[29]
Star 266 STAR 266.jpg  Poland Truck
Star 266
Some number were donated by Poland
GAZ GAZ 66.jpg  Soviet Union Truck
Volvo Volvo C303 front q.jpg  Sweden SUV4x4
Volvo  Sweden SUV6x6
Volvo Tgb20.jpg  Sweden SUV6x6


Name Image Origin Type Variants Quantity Notes
Self-propelled artillery
PzH 2000 Lithuanian Panzerhaubitze 2000 4.jpg  Germany Self-propelled howitzer 155 mm caliber
(as of 2016)[23]
21 PzH 2000 (including 3 for spare parts and 1 for training) will be transferred from Germany in 2015-2019.
M1064 M1064 Mortar carrier.jpg  United States Mortar carrier
120 mm caliber
(as of 2008)[23]
Mortar carriers with Tampella 120 mm mortars. Modernised in cooperation with Israel in 2015.
Were transferred from Germany in 2005 and 2006.[30]
M101 M-101 haubica.jpg  United States Howitzer
105 mm caliber
(as of 2008)[23]
72 items were transferred from Denmark in 2002 (18 of them - for spares only).[31]
Heavy mortars
2B11 120 mm mortar 2B11.jpg  Soviet Union Mortar
120 mm caliber
(as of 2008)[23]
20 items were transferred from Bulgaria in 1999.
M1982 120 mm M1982 mortar.jpg  Romania Mortar
120 mm caliber
(as of 2008)[23]
M38/43 120-millimetre calibre mortar 002.jpg  Soviet Union Mortar
120 mm caliber
(as of 2008)[23]
M/41D LT M41D.jpg  Finland Mortar
120 mm caliber
(as of 2008)[23]
Light mortars
M19  United States Mortar
60 mm caliber
M60 60mm mortar M60.jpg  Bulgaria Mortar
60 mm caliber
LM-60 Mortar LM-60D.jpg  Poland Mortar
60 mm caliber

Air-defence weapons[edit]

Model Image Origin Variant Quantity Details
Air-defence artillery
Bofors 40mm gun Bofors 40mm anti-aircraft gun, NELSAM, 27 June 2015.JPG  Sweden Bofors 40mm L/70 In wartime reserves.
Air-defence missiles
NASAMS 2 Norwegian Advanced Surface to Air Missile System.jpg  Norway NASAMS 2 4 4 battery units ordered from Norway, ordered missiles AIM-120 AMRAAM number unknown. [32]
RBS-70 RBS70.jpg  Sweden RBS 70 NG 21 Including 5 training simulators, 5 Giraffe Mk-IV radars and about 210 Mk1 missiles.[33] Modernised to RBS-70 NG version. [34]
FIM-92 Stinger Lithuanian Stingers.jpg  United States FIM-92 Stinger Acquired in 2007 "Dual Mount Stinger" modification with 54 missiles, 9 trainers, 6 test missiles, 2 MPQ-64 Sentinel radars, tactical control centres and Humvee trucks for transportation.[35][36]
PZR Grom PZR-Grom-01.jpg  Poland Grom Unspecified amount being purchased[37]

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]


  1. ^ Ginkluotė ir karinė technika " Pistoletai " Pistoletas BROWNING
  2. ^ Ginkluotė ir karinė technika " Pistoletai " Pistoletas GLOCK 17
  3. ^ Ginkluotė ir karinė technika " Pistoletai " Pistoletas USP
  4. ^ Lietuvos kariuomenė :: Ginkluotė ir karinė technika " Pistoletai " Pistoletas COLT M1911A1
  5. ^ a b c [1]
  6. ^
  7. ^ Automatinis šautuvas G-36
  8. ^ Automatinis šautuvas M-14
  9. ^ Automatinis šautuvas AK-4
  10. ^ Automatinis šautuvas M-16
  11. ^ Kulkosvaidis MG-3
  12. ^ Kulkosvaidis FN MAG
  13. ^ Sunkusis 12.7 mm (50) kulkosvaidis M-2 browning
  14. ^ Snaiperinis šautuvas FR F-2
  15. ^ Snaiperinis šautuvas "GOL SNIPER"
  16. ^ Snaiperinis šautuvas H&K MSG-90A1
  17. ^ Snaiperinis šautuvas "SAKO TRG 22"
  18. ^ Media, Fresh. "Lietuvos Respublikos krašto apsaugos ministerija :: Naujienos » Aktualijos". Retrieved 2016-11-03. 
  19. ^ [2]
  20. ^ Raketų paleidimo sistema "JAVELIN"
  21. ^ a b Prieštankinis granatsvaidis AT-4
  22. ^ Representatives of the Ministry of National Defence and the Lithuanian Armed Forces observed Boxer infantry fighting vehicle prototype tests in Germany
  23. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Lietuva už 460 mln. eurų pirks vokiškas pėstininkų kovos mašinas "Boxer" Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "UN" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  24. ^ "Lietuvos Respublikos krašto apsaugos ministerija :: Naujienos » Aktualijos". Retrieved 2016-08-22. 
  25. ^ (Lithuanian) Vokietija perduos Lietuvai šarvuočių
  26. ^ (Lithuanian) Lietuvos kariuomenei bus perduoti vokiški šarvuočiai
  27. ^ Lithuania buys M577 armoured personnel carriers to complement units of the Lithuanian Armed Forces
  28. ^ Kariuomenė įsigijo šarvuotų visureigių už 15 mln. litų (Lithuanian)
  29. ^ [3]
  30. ^ M1064 - Contracts, Orders & Sales.
  31. ^ M101 - Contracts, Orders & Sales
  32. ^ [4]
  33. ^ Lithuanian airspace to be safeguarded by air defence armaments donated by Norway
  34. ^
  35. ^ Ministry of National Defence Republic of Lithuania information publication(in Lithuanian)
  36. ^ Ministry of National Defence Republic of Lithuania information publication(in Lithuanian)
  37. ^