On September 30 the Defence Materiel Agency under the Ministry of National Defence signed a contract with Germany’s Heckler & Koch GmbH on procurement of additional amount of G-36 assault rifles.
“We continue our efforts to equip the Lithuanian Armed Forces with up-to-date and credible weaponry, technical and tactical parameters of the G-36 meet the Lithuanian Armed Forces requirements and ensure the weapon will be reliable across different tactical conditions, to serve national and international military operations needs,” says Minister of National Defence Arvydas Anušauskas.
The new batch of assault rifles will be made for and delivered to the Lithuanian Armed Forces in 2022-2023. Its total value is approx. EUR 19 million (without VAT). The weapons are bought to maintain the existing capabilities of the Lithuanian Armed Forces and to continue developing new, as well as to replace obsolete and no longer used rifle weaponry systems.
Currently the main weapon used by Lithuanian Armed Forces riflemen is 5.56 mm x 45 mm G-36 assault rifle manufactured by Heckler & Koch GmbH.