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Lithuania acquires Norwegian NASAMS SAMs for 100 million euros

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Lithuanian Ministry of Defense decided to purchase NASAMS Norwegian air defense systems, the Lithuanian edition reports "Delfi". The acquisition, which will cost more than 100 million euros, should fill one of the largest gaps in the Lithuanian defense.


The Department of Defense Defense Resources Service approved this acquisition, the contract will be signed in two weeks
- said the representative of the Minister of Public Relations and Press Vita Ramanauskite.

Lithuania acquires Norwegian NASAMS SAMs for 100 million euros


The draft state budget published this week proposes that in the next three years 122 million 379 thousand euros will be allocated for the purchase and modernization of medium-range air defense systems in general, approximately in equal parts in 2018, 2019 and 2020.

Earlier it was reported that the Lithuanian army should be provided with these systems by 2020 year. Air defense is one of the weakest points of the Baltic countries in the military sense. Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia now possess only short-range air defense systems, they are capable of hitting targets at a distance of 3-5 kilometers.

Norwegian missile systems can detect targets at a distance of several tens of kilometers and shoot them down at an altitude of 15 kilometers. In order to ensure the safety of airspace in the third stage, the Baltic countries will need a long-range air defense shield, such as the Patriot missile systems. This summer, the United States for the first time deployed such missiles in Lithuania for the duration of the exercise. Defense experts are considering the possibility that Lithuanian airspace could cover the Patriot systems that Poland plans to acquire. Next year, according to plans, the Lithuanian defense budget should reach the NATO standard - 2% of GDP, that is, in the case of Lithuania, 873 million euros.
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  1. Shura Perm
    Shura Perm 13 October 2017 12: 38
    +1
    Where did they get the money from? Or give sprats?
    1. Aaron Zawi
      Aaron Zawi 13 October 2017 12: 47
      +5
      Quote: Shura Perm
      Where did they get the money from? Or give sprats?

      They work. And not bad.
      1. Esoteric
        Esoteric 13 October 2017 13: 18
        +8
        Quote: Aaron Zawi
        Quote: Shura Perm
        Where did they get the money from? Or give sprats?

        They work. And not bad.

        I got interested and checked your words ... belay stop GDP per capita is higher than in Russia ... External debt as a %% to the volume of annual GDP is lower ... GDP growth rates hit ... Is it really so easy to turn to (???) agricultural products? Well, yes, you in Israel also have something to surprise the Russians. Well, sometimes we need to check information from the media and compare with the truth. And then you listen to the news and you understand - the whole world is ** out, and we are such handsome men in white tailcoats, ahead of Suriname in GDP per capita and coming off 72nd place, 72nd +++ ... lol
    2. vovanpain
      vovanpain 13 October 2017 12: 49
      +7
      Quote: Shura Perm
      Where did they get the money from? Or give sprats?

      Everything is as always, the main thing is overcoming Russia, and then NATO will help and will tear off its last pants from its citizens.
    3. stolz
      stolz 13 October 2017 12: 51
      +2
      And laughter and sin, as they say, where a horse with a hoof, there is a pig with a snout.
    4. netslave
      netslave 13 October 2017 12: 57
      0
      Europeans like sprats have been banned from selling, don't they?
    5. xetai9977
      xetai9977 13 October 2017 13: 05
      +3
      "Where did they get the money?"
      Do not believe it, but they have more per capita GDP than in Russia laughing Need to watch less Russian TV
      1. vovanpain
        vovanpain 13 October 2017 13: 07
        +2
        Quote: xetai9977
        Believe it or not, their per capita GDP is higher than in Russia. We need to watch less Russian TV

        Do not look, are you forced to watch Russian TV? fellow
        1. Normal ok
          Normal ok 13 October 2017 14: 58
          +5
          Quote: vovanpain
          Do not look, are you forced to watch Russian TV?

          I have not watched Russian TV for a long time (except TNT), although the antenna allows. Because by the level of fakes and fraud, it confidently leads the world.
          1. vovanpain
            vovanpain 13 October 2017 22: 26
            +2
            Quote: Normal ok
            I have not watched Russian TV for a long time (except TNT), although the antenna allows. Because by the level of fakes and fraud, it confidently leads the world.

            You are doing the right thing, and if you hadn’t watched Ukrainian food, you wouldn’t have a price at all. hiBy the way, I only watch the Star and then feature films and the House of Cinema with Soviet films. hi
      2. akribos
        akribos 14 October 2017 23: 33
        0
        GDP is higher.? It’s funny. They are higher than in India. Only they have three people. Think with your brains.
    6. Kurare
      Kurare 13 October 2017 13: 15
      +2
      Quote: Shura Perm
      Where did they get the money from?

      Dalia again with a red lantern and will rush through the hotels ...
  2. Dezinto
    Dezinto 13 October 2017 12: 41
    +1
    The Baltic states of the brain.

    Well, of course, there’s nowhere to put any more money in super-rich Lithuania.
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    2. Partyzan
      Partyzan 13 October 2017 12: 54
      +4
      The Baltic states of the brain.
      yeah
    3. Großer feldherr
      Großer feldherr 13 October 2017 17: 16
      0
      make more money

      Offer retirees and teachers to distribute? wink
  3. andrewkor
    andrewkor 13 October 2017 12: 43
    0
    Let Petriotov throw them a little more, so that they would go broke completely.
  4. assa67
    assa67 13 October 2017 12: 45
    +3
    and the mattresses will yell that they do not strengthen the missile defense system .... "but sho .. it’s not ours ... I’m not me, and PROsha is not mine ...."
  5. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 13 October 2017 12: 46
    +1
    122 million 379 thousand euros will be allocated, approximately in equal parts in 2018, 2019 and 2020

    Curly-haired began to live. And why then constantly to the EU with outstretched hands? We will soon hear that the most powerful army in Europe is not Ukrainian, but Lithuanian.
  6. Alexey-74
    Alexey-74 13 October 2017 13: 02
    0
    It’s not at all funny ... the Baltic states are of course brakes, but the deployment of new air defense systems will seriously complicate our aviation ... and there the Stripes will throw Patriots for the sake of their Anaconda Ring .... there is something to think about.
  7. Thunderbolt
    Thunderbolt 13 October 2017 13: 53
    +1
    The enemy packs well, because the complex has 12 launchers, and 6 missiles each, and you get 72 missiles. And this is only the national army, and NATO combined groups (and possibly the fleet) can drag their own air defense as well.
  8. Großer feldherr
    Großer feldherr 13 October 2017 17: 14
    +2
    My next prediction came true))
    The Lithuanians would never leave the unpunished flight of two Russian il76 through their entire territory for no reason, this is not even a matter of prestige, but banal self-esteem.
    Receive, sign ...
    1. corporal
      corporal 13 October 2017 20: 38
      0
      Quote: Großer Feldherr
      The Lithuanians would never leave the flight of two Russian il76 through their entire territory with impunity

      Do not remind? And then I missed something.
      1. kirgiz58
        kirgiz58 13 October 2017 20: 53
        +2
        Grober is lying like breathing. Two Il76 requested to enter Lithuanian airspace to bypass the thunderstorm front and received permission. We stayed in the airspace of Lithuania for a very short time (it seems 2 minutes but not exactly). How could they “cross all Lithuania” if they were going over the Baltic to Kaliningrad.
  9. ROM1077
    ROM1077 14 October 2017 10: 51
    0
    they are being prepared for a full-blown war
  10. APASUS
    APASUS 14 October 2017 23: 45
    0
    Let them get Space Shuttle! I have always been interested in only one question, how can a country that doesn’t produce a damn can acquire weapons and not at all cheap?
    So they got into education or medicine, or maybe into the social, but democracy does wonders!
  11. prior
    prior 15 October 2017 11: 44
    0
    As a result of the acquisition of the NASAMS medium-range air defense system, Lithuanians will significantly save on toilet paper, there will be much less waste.
    So afraid of the Russian threat, well, straight incontinence ....