Third NATO User Nation: Lithuania Buys Boxer in Deal Worth almost €400 Million

Date: Issue 70 - September 2016

Rheinmetall and Krauss-Maffei Wegmann will soon be supplying the Lithuanian armed forces with 88 Boxer multirole armored fighting vehicles. Worth a total of around €390 million, this important export order is set to run from 2017 to 2021. Along with Germany and the Netherlands, this will make Lithuania the third NATO nation to field the battle-tested, superbly protected, high-mobility combat vehicle. 

The order was placed on 22 August 2016 in Vilnius via OCCAR, the Organization for Joint Armament Cooperation, which in turn contracted with ARTEC GmbH
– a joint venture of Rheinmetall and KMW – to supply the Boxers. These will be configured as infantry fighting vehicles armed with a turret-mounted 30mm automatic cannon.