Lithuania purchased Kongsberg Protector CROWS combat modules

Lithuania purchased Kongsberg Protector CROWS combat modules

JLTV 4x4 in the M1278A1 Heavy Guns Carrier modification with the M153 CROWS combat module


Lithuania has entered into a contract for the supply of Protector Common Remote Weapon Stations (CROWS) remotely-controlled combat modules for installation on the US Light 4x4 Combined Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) American armored vehicles acquired by the Ministry of Defense. The number of combat modules is not called.

This contract is part of a larger contract between the Norwegian company Kongsberg and the United States for the supply of Protector CROWS combat modules for the Pentagon, which, in turn, will supply part of the BM acquired to Lithuania through the mechanism of the American program of intergovernmental foreign military sales Foreign Military Sales (FMS) together with SUVs JLTV .

The contract for the supply of 200 American armored SUVs JLTV (Joint Light Tactical Vehicle) to Lithuania was announced in November last year. The contract value amounted to 145 million euros, the first armored cars should be delivered to Lithuania by the end of 2021, and the last - by 2024. The equipment will go into service with the Ground Forces and Special Forces of the Republic.

At the same time, it was clarified that under the agreement, the Americans gave Lithuania an option for another 300 SUVs, because it was precisely 500 US vehicles that they tried to sell to the Lithuanian military initially, although such an amount was excessive for the Lithuanian army.

The vehicles planned for delivery to Lithuania are equipped with M153 Common Remote Weapon Stations (CROWS) remotely controlled combat modules with 12,7 mm M2 QCB machine guns and round-the-clock M230 TAC-FLIR sighting systems. The agreement provides for the supply of spare parts for armored vehicles and training of personnel of the Lithuanian army.
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  1. Theodore April 16 2020 17: 11 New
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    Eto you are not raptors! This fig pronounce, as they say!
    1. Grandfather April 16 2020 17: 15 New
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      Quote: Theodore
      Eto you are not raptors! This fig pronounce, as they say!

      but cho, almost Koenigsberg ... now there will be parades, not like before!
  2. Phantom 104 April 16 2020 17: 13 New
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    Russian motor riflemen did not even dream of this ...
    1. Amateur April 16 2020 17: 16 New
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      Russian motor riflemen did not even dream of this ...

      They do not dream of any x-ren. soldier
    2. Lord of the Sith April 16 2020 18: 12 New
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      Most likely they didn’t notice how this tin crunched under the armor tracks of the Russian motorized rifle laughing
  3. marchcat April 16 2020 17: 13 New
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    It is not clear with whom the Lithuanians are going to fight at all, and even on SUVs? They and the population is not so much that collect crews .... fool
    1. tagil April 16 2020 17: 24 New
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      Lithuanians are going to fight with partisans and civilians in Russia in cases of a major war between us and NATO. They have extensive experience in such a war since the Second World War. For more, these Baltic mongrel are not capable of anything.
      1. Thunderbolt April 16 2020 18: 19 New
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        Quote: marchcat
        It is not clear with whom the Lithuanians are going to fight at all, and even on SUVs? They and the population is not so much that collect crews ....

        It’s not the Lithuanians who are going to fight, but the NATO. And these are two big differences. It is one thing to joke about the small number of the Lithuanian army, and it’s another thing to evaluate the entire military potential that NATO is building up on our western border and the reserves that they learn to quickly deploy there.
        1. Den717 April 16 2020 18: 57 New
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          Quote: Thunderbolt
          It’s not the Lithuanians who are going to fight, but the NATO. And these are two big differences.

          The “big difference” is that no one is going to fight, but Lithuania, like the rest of NATO’s obedient herd of “second speed,” is zealously buying up what they ordered from the United States. The question of the need for the acquired property to buyers is not worth it, from the word at all. It would be easier for Lithuania to simply give money without receiving equipment, as it would save on operation. laughing
          1. APASUS April 16 2020 20: 01 New
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            Quote: Den717
            Lithuania, like the rest of NATO’s “second speed” obedient herd, is zealously buying up from the United States what they ordered them to. The question of the need for the acquired property to buyers is not worth it, from the word at all. It would be easier for Lithuania to simply give money without receiving equipment, as it would save on the operation

            What is she buying up there, what kind of money can they leave there? You know what kind of program Foreign Military Sales (FMS) is, it’s a banal loan, but they begged for these machines
            FMS is based on countries being authorized to participate, cases as the mechanism to procure services, and a deposit in a US Trust Fund or appropriate credit and approval to fund services.
            1. Den717 April 16 2020 21: 56 New
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              Quote: APASUS
              this is a banal loan

              The entire eastern part of the EU acquires American products on credit, and for a long time. When the debt grows to a critical mass, debtors pay in kind, i.e. infrastructure facilities, territory, people in the next dirty USA project, etc. This is called neocolonialism.
          2. Thunderbolt April 16 2020 20: 50 New
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            Quote: Den717
            nobody is going to fight

            You once said it without arguments.
            Quote: Den717
            Lithuania, like the rest of NATO’s “second speed” obedient herd, is zealously buying up from the United States what they ordered them to.
            Then all these armies would be armed exclusively with American weapons. But the same Lithuanians are actively purchasing European weapons. And many US models put them on the bill of military assistance.
            Quote: Den717
            It would be easier for Lithuania to simply give money without receiving equipment, as it would save on operation.

            They want not to save, but within five years to increase the army by a quarter.
            1. Den717 April 16 2020 22: 04 New
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              Quote: Thunderbolt
              And many US models put them on the bill of military assistance.

              Is help free? And even that part of the used equipment that comes free of charge is restored by the US forces for money, and this USA is more profitable than taking it to the states and disposing of it. These are the Abrams in the Baltic states, and the coast guard boats in Georgia and Ukraine.
              Quote: Thunderbolt
              They want not to save, but within five years to increase the army by a quarter.

              To participate in NATO (USA) projects in the Middle East and Central Asian countries. Trump gave the command to pay 2% to NATO, so the Balts are trying. In the future, Donald wants to raise their participation to 4%, I think this issue will be raised after the pandemic.
      2. Lara Croft April 17 2020 02: 26 New
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        Quote: Tagil
        Lithuanians are going to fight with partisans and civilians in Russia in cases of a major war between us and NATO. They have extensive experience in such a war since the Second World War. For more, these Baltic mongrel are not capable of anything.

        Not at all. They themselves will be partisans and RDGs on their territory and strike attacks on the communications of the RF Armed Forces in their own territory and on the territory of the Russian Federation .... these are the tasks that will be set by the MTR of the Armed Forces and volunteer militias (analogous to the Scandinavian "Hemvern") - 6 people. , Lithuania ... no one needs more from Lithuanians ....
        The Lithuanian NEs themselves (combined arms units) will strengthen the NATO contingents in Lithuania itself, so what are the “ridiculous” Lithuanian NEs? This is MTBbr. (as part of 2 mb, 2 mtb, artillery div.), Lithuania does not have tanks, but there are more than 200 M113 armored personnel carriers (are there many for one motorized infantry brigade?), 21 155 mm SG (!?) were ordered from Germany (the best self-propelled guns in Europe), 40 120 mm SM based on the BTR M113 ..., 1/2 hundreds of 105 mm BG ... and now 300 all-terrain armored vehicles for a country with an excellent road network ...
        Why do green brothers need heavy weapons?
        The Lithuanian Air Force has one combat training ground attack aircraft L-39; accordingly, initial training of combat pilots is supposed in their own country, in the Republic of Belarus everything also began with 10 L-39 purchased from the Armed Forces, and then there were Yak-130 ...
        I won’t be surprised that in 5 years, the Lithuanian Air Force will have a link to the British light Hawk attack aircraft, there will be both Soviet and American helicopters in the Air Force, after purchasing additional helicopters of European and American production, a couple of AA companies will appear ....
        1. tagil April 17 2020 08: 40 New
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          Yes, you are right, but you forgot that there are three Baltic Republics and they can be united. All three countries have small forces, which militarily have little to do. In terms of armament, these are rather militia units that can fight against irregular units and clean up settlements and carry out security functions. And all that you wrote down is true only if the first we are to invade the Baltic states. What I strongly doubt. Well, if for some reason we are the first "green brothers" we will catch quickly. Believe me, neither caches nor forests are a hindrance to this.
          1. Lara Croft April 17 2020 11: 54 New
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            Quote: Tagil
            Yes, you are right, but you forgot that there are three Baltic Republics and they can be united.

            “Orphans” were not included in the EU and NATO in order to unite others with a friend (I suspect that they also do not particularly like each other) ....
            Can senior comrades from NATO combine their logistics, communications, air defense system ....
            Let's not forget that the Baltic countries for NATO is the same enclave as the Kaliningrad region for us, so any military unit and part of NATO on the territory of these states is an "armed camp for prisoners of war" .... therefore, it will be more profitable for NATO countries to organize minimal presence on the territory of the Baltic states (let's say you can get by with battalion tactical groups and fighter aviation on-duty units), large Brigade level units are more profitable to create from local Aboriginal people ...
            Poland could be made curators of the Baltic states, and officers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine with negative experience in the war in the Donbas and who can tell you how to inadvertently fight with the Russian Federation could be instructors in sabotage and anti-sabotage operations ....
            And all that you have written is true only if the first we will invade the Baltic. What I strongly doubt.

            In vain doubt. If missile defense systems and ground-based RS and MD / KR launch positions, as well as large units of armored forces and AA, will be deployed in the Baltic states, the Russian Federation will be forced to disperse this "cockroach corner" ....
            Well, if for some reason we are the first "green brothers" we will catch fast.

            I doubt it. The Russian Federation in that region has only two SMEs. and one DShD, this is not enough to "clean up" the former Soviet Baltic states, then the Russian Federation will strengthen forces by invading units from other regions that are little familiar with this theater of operations or create new ones from mobilized ones that regular and irregular forces of the Baltic countries can easily fight ...
            Of the entire territory of the Baltic countries, only ports, aerodromes of the former SA and island territories in the Baltic are of value to NATO ... to prevent the re-establishment of the territory of the Russian Federation, which was formerly called the Red Banner Baltic Military Forces ..... for this, the "Psheks" and "ancient Sumerians "will fight with the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation in the Baltic countries ....
            1. tagil April 17 2020 13: 58 New
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              And again, you are right in many ways. But I'm talking about a full-scale war from sea to sea, and in this scenario, military operations will be different. And in the event of a major war, light brigades of the Baltic states that do not have any serious weapons, air and artillery support to throw into attacks on our units, this is their complete destruction (yes, rather, their task will be defense to the last Baltic states, I hope from our side there is no false pity for them will be). But if the NATO forces are happy to use their functions in the police and punitive functions on our territory (the owner will be able to unite them without problems, just look and he does not care how they relate to each other).
              In vain doubt. If missile defense systems and ground-based RS and MD / KR launch positions, as well as large units of armored forces and AA, will be deployed in the Baltic states, the Russian Federation will be forced to disperse this "cockroach corner" ....
              They will definitely be placed there, where will they get away from it. And the NATO troops will not keep a large number of troops there. For they are suicide bombers, as well as our troops in Kaliningrad.
              And a blow to the Baltic States will be inflicted by us necessarily in any case and in any situation. And within a couple of days we will roll them out there anyway.
              I doubt it. The Russian Federation in that region has only two SMEs. and one DShD, this is not enough to "clean up" the former Soviet Baltic states, then the Russian Federation will strengthen forces by invading units from other regions that are little familiar with this theater of operations or create new ones from mobilized ones that regular and irregular forces of the Baltic countries can easily fight ...
              Do not doubt. I can tell you with full confidence that in Chechnya, the identification and destruction of the gang underground both in settlements and in mountainous and wooded areas has been worked out quite realistically (especially in the second war). And I ask you to notice the rotation of the units there took place regularly. So the newcomers who see the mountains for the first time there were enough. And now, from a technical point of view, identifying both bases and individual fighters against the "evil empire" is much simpler. Now, when within a few days the majority of "partisans" will be caught and small professional sabotage groups will remain then yes, it will be difficult. But the SMBR, the SDD, the Russian Guard and individual special forces of the Border Guard will be enough to protect the rear and to destroy the DRG. This is purely my opinion and as you understand the development of the situation will be different, which means that the events will be different.
    2. Jack O'Neill April 16 2020 18: 09 New
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      It is not clear with whom the Lithuanians are going to fight at all, and even on SUVs? They and the population is not so much that collect crews .... fool

      And where did you get the idea that the Lithuanians are going to fight with someone? Just because you bought CROWS?
      1. Lara Croft April 17 2020 12: 04 New
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        Quote: Jack O'Neill
        And where did you get the idea that the Lithuanians are going to fight with someone? Just because you bought CROWS?

        No, that's not why. Previously, the Lithuanian aircraft did very well with UNIMOG trucks, even earlier they did perfectly without the German 155 mm SG, even earlier without the 105 mm BG, and even earlier without more than 200 M113 armored personnel carriers ....
        I remember that something similar has already happened with the Georgian Armed Forces ...
        1. Jack O'Neill April 17 2020 12: 10 New
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          And, long ago, they had enough swords with spears.
          Lithuania is modernizing its aircraft; this is quite normal.
          1. Lara Croft April 17 2020 12: 43 New
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            Quote: Jack O'Neill
            And, long ago, they had enough swords with spears.

            You are right ... these are the problems of a small number of Lithuanian taxpayers who did not leave for the EU to work ...
            Lithuania is modernizing its aircraft, this is quite normal

            Modernization yes ....
            .... for example, the joint production with IFG of wheeled armored personnel carriers IFV Vilkas, the purchase of even the best-in-class German 155-mm SG PzH 2000 yes ...
            ... but getting from the Bundeswehr warehouses 238 old used M113 BTRs and 40 used SMs at its own base, as well as 10 used MTLBs from the Polish Army’s warehouses, can hardly be called modernization .....
            The construction of the armed forces of any state is based on the economic feasibility and reality of the threats, and what kind of threat does the Russian Federation pose to Lithuania, and how can this threat be counterbalanced by Lithuania with the rubbish previously called military equipment ....?
            1. Jack O'Neill April 17 2020 14: 47 New
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              It is logical that if they used a used M-113, then they need them. Lithuania is not going to fight with anyone, especially with us. And NATO is not going to.
              1. Lara Croft April 17 2020 15: 06 New
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                Quote: Jack O'Neill
                It is logical that if they used a used M-113, then they need them. Lithuania is not going to fight with anyone, especially with us.

                You contradict yourself, young man, if Lithuania is not going to fight anyone with the Russian Federation (joining NATO with shouts and hooting), then why does it need 2,5 hundred M113 armored personnel carriers?
                It is noted that the costs of Lithuania, Latvia, Bulgaria and Romania increased last year by 18-24 percent. The growth of military spending in Poland amounted to 8,9 percent, and Ukraine - 21 percent.
                Read more: https://lt.sputniknews.ru/Lithuania/20190429/8895474/Stalo-izvestno-na-skolko-vyrosli-za-god-voennye-raskhody-Lithuania.html

                And NATO is not going to.

                Fascist Germany, too, once said the USSR ...
                1. Jack O'Neill April 17 2020 17: 01 New
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                  then why should she 2,5 hundreds of armored personnel carriers M113?

                  The needs of the army.

                  Fascist Germany, too, once said the USSR ...

                  That is different.
                  It is strange to compare the Alliance with Hitler's Germany.
                  1. Lara Croft April 17 2020 17: 33 New
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                    Quote: Jack O'Neill
                    then why should she 2,5 hundreds of armored personnel carriers M113?

                    The needs of the army.

                    They made fun of my slippers ...
                    could transport crew of two and up to 11 foot soldiers in full gear

                    https://topwar.ru/165084-samyj-massovyj-bronetransporter-v-istorii-m113.html
                    Total 13 people multiplied by 250 = 3 people
                    This article states
                    Conclusion of a contract for the supply of Lithuania 200 american armored suvs JLTV (Joint Light Tactical Vehicle) was reported last November.

                    5 people in each, multiplied by 200 = 1 people
                    The number of Lithuanian NEs is 4, so what are you telling me about the needs of the Lithuanian army and who will ride around 000 wheeled armored personnel carriers manufactured by Lithuania and Germany?
                    It is strange to compare the Alliance with Hitler's Germany.

                    What is the difference? And those and others wanted / want to destroy my country ...
                    I will say more, Hitler did not have a plan to destroy Russian cities with nuclear bombs ...
                    1. Jack O'Neill April 17 2020 19: 02 New
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                      5 people in each, multiplied by 200 = 1 people
                      The number of Lithuanian NEs is 4, so what are you telling me about the needs of the Lithuanian army and who will ride around 000 wheeled armored personnel carriers manufactured by Lithuania and Germany?

                      And where did you get the idea that they will ride all the cars at the same time? Some will be under repair, and some in stock.

                      What is the difference? And those and others wanted / want to destroy my country ...

                      Even I don’t see the desire of NATO to destroy Russia.

                      I will say more, Hitler did not have a plan to destroy Russian cities with nuclear bombs ...

                      After all, he did not have them.
                      But then we are worse than Hitler, since we aimed our nuclear missiles at other countries, industrial facilities located in cities?
            2. danske75 April 17 2020 20: 48 New
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              MTLBs were obtained 20+ years ago, M113 seemed to be in 2002-2004, though it was a purchase of the M557 a couple of years ago, about twenty units were made under fire control machines for a newly minted artillery battalion, others for spare parts and replacement of worn out old pieces. Also, they bought transport from the Netherlands for the capeks. It’s not the time to change live transport. Is junk is everything.
              Now they are buying new all-terrain vehicles, new UNIMOGI, new tractors, new trucks for ammunition of self-propelled guns, new helicopters.
              1. Lara Croft April 17 2020 21: 15 New
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                Quote: danske75
                MTLBs were obtained 20+ years ago, M113 seemed to be in 2002-2004, though it was a purchase of the M557 a couple of years ago, about twenty units were made under fire control machines for a newly minted artillery battalion, others for spare parts and replacement of worn out old pieces. Also, they bought transport from the Netherlands for the capeks. It’s not the time to change live transport. Is junk is everything.

                Most of the M113 armored personnel carriers are in storage (some of them were transferred to spare parts) but they are mostly combat-ready, it’s just expensive to use them (like any tracked vehicles) .... until later they will probably either be drunk or given to the APU (there trouble with armored vehicles) ....
                self-propelled mortars in a quantity of 40 units. on the basis of M 113 will be operated for a long time until they find a replacement for them ....
                155-mm SG (Germany) are the best in their class and have no analogues in the Russian Federation (SG "Coalition" does not count) and a replacement is not expected in the next 10 years ....
                In Germany, about a hundred wheeled armored personnel carriers IFV Vilkas were ordered, whose production will be established in Lithuania and which will close the need for armored vehicles, incl. they will be replaced and old but combat-ready armored personnel carriers M113, as well as SM based on it ....
                in 1999, it was decided to build a cartridge factory in the village of Viyukai near Kaunas. Production lines were purchased in France, from the company "Sofema". The plant cost Lithuania 220 million litas. In 2005, Lithuanian cartridges were certified by NATO. In 2011, the production capacity of the plant was about 20 million rounds per year, the staff - 70 people.

                https://warriors.fandom.com/ru/wiki/%D0%92%D0%BE%D0%BE%D1%80%D1%83%D0%B6%D1%91%D0%BD%D0%BD%D1%8B%D0%B5_%D1%81%D0%B8%D0%BB%D1%8B_%D0%9B%D0%B8%D1%82%D0%B2%D1%8B
                Those. long before 2014, Lithuania resolved the issue of cartridges ....
                Now they are buying new all-terrain vehicles, new UNIMOGI, new tractors, new trucks for ammunition of self-propelled guns, new helicopters.

                More specifically, what kind of helicopters, chaotically, somehow write .... translate from German into Russian through Yandex-translator?
                Renewal of the Lithuanian Armed Forces began long before 2014, and Lithuania signed contracts with Western partners even earlier ....
                At the moment, all the Baltic states are re-arming as intensively as once Georgia ....
                1. danske75 April 17 2020 21: 58 New
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                  Sorry, the Russians are not my relatives.
                  There are many inaccuracies in your text:
                  -M113 almost all are actively used. They are not in storage. They either drive, or for repair;
                  Self-propelled mortars modernized about 3 years ago. New tubes, full digitization of fire control. There was a contract with the Israeli Elbit Systems;
                  -IFV Vilkas will be 88 pieces. Alas, there is no talk of production in Lithuania;
                  -Giraite ammunition plant.
                  http://www.ggg-ammo.lt/index.php?route=common/home
                  - Helicopters Black Hawk, 6 pieces. A few years ago 3 Italian Dauphin were bought, but they are only for SAR function
                  Modernization began in 2014 after the event in Ukraine. In 2013, 0,78 per cent was boosted by the rumble. from GDP. In 2019, about 2.
  4. Vasily Ponomarev April 16 2020 18: 17 New
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    Quote: Amateur
    Russian motor riflemen did not even dream of this ...

    They do not dream of any x-ren. soldier

  5. Viktor Sergeev April 16 2020 18: 17 New
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    Would buy a brain, but it is expensive.
    1. stalki April 16 2020 18: 34 New
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      Would buy a brain, but it is expensive.
      Amer ... s will not allow them to buy a brain)
  6. NordUral April 16 2020 19: 14 New
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    The mattresses figured out how to organize the storage of equipment at our borders.
    1. Peter is not the first April 16 2020 19: 42 New
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      Maybe they will share with us for study.
      1. NordUral April 16 2020 20: 51 New
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        God forbid, if the Germans shared with us in the 41-45th, Peter.
  7. Keyser soze April 16 2020 19: 58 New
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    Well, everyone buys from the Americans-Lithuania armored cars, you are government bonds worth 12 billion .... what to do .... laughing
    1. BREAKTHROUGH READY April 16 2020 20: 21 New
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      These 12 billion (in fact many times more, but that's not the point) are a long-term asset that brings profit to the Russian treasury.
      But the purchase of foreign weapons is a direct withdrawal of finances from the country's economy.
      1. boss April 16 2020 21: 49 New
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        What profit do American bonds give?
        Zero point nine?
        The same funds invested in their industry, at least by purchasing even abroad the means of production (machine tools), even by placing orders, and even stimulating the economy with demand, i.e. distribution of consumer loans, give the state a much greater profit, at the expense of taxes, than the purchase of Western bonds.
        We need to develop our economy, including stimulating demand, and not run around the world
  8. BREAKTHROUGH READY April 16 2020 20: 25 New
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    According to tradition, the Balts are preparing for police punitive operations, which they became famous in both world wars.
  9. boss April 16 2020 21: 42 New
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    The quantity is not indicated, then neither two nor one and a half)
    And as many as 4 pieces, of which three and a half on credit)
  10. Ravil_Asnafovich April 16 2020 22: 49 New
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    If the color is the same, I am only in favor, with vision minus five it will be clearly visible.
    1. Thunderbolt April 16 2020 23: 11 New
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      You’re so joking. Last year’s presentation of this car in Vilnius.
  11. Vitauts April 17 2020 10: 32 New
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    Comments are full of unexplained hatred of the Baltic states. It seems that we occupied Russia in 1940, and not vice versa.
    Our desire not to live with the Russians in the same country and not to worship your Tsar Putin is driving a large part of the audience crazy.
    1. Lara Croft April 17 2020 12: 21 New
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      Quote: Vitauts
      Comments are full of unexplained hatred of the Baltic states.

      You are kind of strange ... to say the least ....
      The Baltic countries are part of a closed military-political bloc, the armed forces of the participating countries of which are located on the border with the Russian Federation, due to the fact that both the NATO leadership and the military-political leadership of many NATO member countries openly say that the enemy of NATO is RF ...
      Accordingly, if there is a threat from the military forces located in the Baltic countries of the Russian Federation, the latter with a clear conscience will turn the territory of the Baltic countries into lifeless (there are still few Baltic states due to the migration of the local working population to the EU), but a mandated territory, but do not worry among there are many bureaucrats in the Baltic countries (as in 1940) who will gladly join EdRo ....
      It seems that we occupied Russia in 1940, and not vice versa.

      Is there any evidence? But there are decisions drawn up on paper about voluntary joining the USSR ...
      I want to note that the territory of the Baltic states was bought for gold by RI, and not vice versa ...
      Our desire not to live with Russians in the same country

      This is called chauvinism .... however, you still have to live with the Russians .... unlike the true indigenous people, they do not run away to the EU to wash the toilet ...
      and not worshiping your king Putin is driving a large audience crazy.

      The Russian Federation is a republic, not a monarchy ...
      But the problems who you have never worshiped ... in this regard, it has always been easier for you to whom they say they worshiped ... now, for example, worship the leadership of NATO and the EU ...
      1. Vitauts April 17 2020 16: 55 New
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        according to your logic, can the USA feel threatened by Russia from burning Russia with nuclear weapons?
        Before the Russian invasion of Ukraine, there were no NATO troops in the Baltic states. The population of Latvia is 1,9 m, and we should not be ashamed that we cannot protect ourselves from Russia from its 160 m.
        1. Lara Croft April 17 2020 17: 18 New
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          Quote: Vitauts
          according to your logic, can the USA feel threatened by Russia from burning Russia with nuclear weapons?

          US military doctrine suggests a preventive nuclear strike ....
          They certainly want to burn the Russian Federation, but they will not be able, because are friends with brains and are aware of the consequences of a retaliatory nuclear strike, do not forget the Russian Federation is the only country on our planet capable of destroying the United States and vice versa ....
          Before the Russian invasion of Ukraine

          Who proved this nonsense and on the basis of what decision of the Court?
          The population of Latvia is 1,9 m, and we should not be ashamed that we cannot protect ourselves from Russia from its 160 m.

          Members of NATO such as Luxembourg have an even smaller population, but they do not have a NATO WB (and therefore the threat of a nuclear missile strike), and their reconnaissance company (the base of the armed forces) is traditionally part of the Belgian contingent .... away from home from sin .... by the way, some countries joined NATO under the condition of not placing on their territory nuclear weapons and the WB alliance ....
          You would become a neutral state like Finland and there was nothing for you to fear .... but now fear either missile and air strikes at industrial facilities of your country (you should not feel sorry for them, because they were built during the USSR), or the arrival of the rightful Owner of your lands, which he bought, once for gold .... (To you as adherents of private property this should seem fair) ....
  12. danske75 April 17 2020 20: 55 New
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    Quote: Lara Croft
    5 people in each, multiplied by 200 = 1 people
    The number of Lithuanian NEs is 4, so what are you telling me about the needs of the Lithuanian army and who will ride around 000 wheeled armored personnel carriers manufactured by Lithuania and Germany?

    The number of Lithuanian Ground Forces is incomplete 4000 + 5000 in KASP (like the National Guard).
    If the version is with a module, then 4 soldiers should fit in it, simply speaking a link.