Lithuania continues to supply Ukraine with military equipment from the presence of its army, this time the Armed Forces of Ukraine received a batch of Panzermörser self-propelled mortars and fire control vehicles. Lithuanian Minister of Defense Arvydas Anusauskas announced the transfer of equipment.
Lithuania handed over to the Ukrainian army 10 Panzermörser self-propelled mortars on the chassis of the American tracked armored personnel carrier M113A2. The Ministry of Defense of Lithuania received these mortars from the presence of the Bundeswehr, delivery took place in 2005 – 2006 years. In total, the Lithuanian Armed Forces were 42 heavy self-propelled mortar. Together with mortars, Ukraine received two fire control vehicles, again based on the M113A2 armored personnel carrier. The batch also included ammunition for mortars., how much is not disclosed.
Lithuania continues to fulfill its obligations. I want to thank the soldiers of the Lithuanian army and the specialists of the national defense system, who in a short time prepared and organized logistics- cites the statement of Anusauskas by the Lithuanian Ministry of Defense.
The Panzermörser heavy self-propelled mortar is a 120mm Tampella mortar, mounted on the basis of the American armored personnel carrier M113A2. The stated range of fire – 6500 – 7200 m, transportable ammunition – 60 min. Crew, he is a calculation, comprises 5 human.
AT 2013 year, Lithuania, with the help of the Israeli company Elbit, modernized mortars. Updated Panzermörser received a new digital fire control system, devices for observation and adjustment of fire, as well as new trunks.
As noted in the Ministry of Defense of Lithuania, since the beginning of the Russian special operation, Ukraine received 62 armored personnel carrier M113 for various purposes from the presence of the Lithuanian army.