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    Stryker vehicles of the US Army’s 2nd Cavalry Regiment roll down the way during the ''Dragoon Ride'' military exercise in Salociai some 178 kms (110 miles) north of the capital Vilnius, Lithuania, Monday, March 23, 2015

    Lithuania to Buy US Stryker Armored Vehicles Armed With Powerful Guns

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    Lithuania has submitted a request to purchase 84 Stryker armored fighting vehicles from the United States for $599 million. According to Defense News, the vehicles are expected to enhance the combat capabilities of the Lithuanian ground forces.

    Lithuania requested 84 M-1126 Stryker armored fighting vehicles with ATK-made 30-mm cannons from the US with a total estimated price tag of $599 million.

    The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified the Congress of the request last week.

    Lithuania’s acquisition of the Stryker system would represent a major advancement in capability for the Lithuanian Land Forces, the Agency reported as citing by Defense News.

    The request comes amid Lithuania’s effort to increase its defense spending by a third as the military conflict in eastern Ukraine has kept neighboring countries on high alert.

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