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​Lithuanian M577 Armored Personnel Carriers Strenthes Ukraine’s Armed Forces

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Lithuania has handed over M577 armored personnel carriers to Ukrain / Photo credit: kam.lt
Lithuania has handed over M577 armored personnel carriers to Ukrain / Photo credit: kam.lt

Lithuanian M577 armored personnel carriers intended for the Ukrainian army reached the warring country

That is according to a statement on an official web-site of the Ministry of National Defense of Lithuania.

There were no mentions on the amount of equipment transferred to the Ukrainian side, but, as the statement reads, "this year, in response to Ukraine's requests, Lithuania has already delivered 155 mm ammunition, M577 armored personnel carriers, anti-drone systems, equipment needed for the winter season and warm clothing sets, Carl Gustaf anti-tank grenade launcher ammunition, RISE-1 remote detonation systems, generators, an L-39ZA Albatros light attack aircraft and other equipment."

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Lithuanian M577 Armored Personnel Carriers Strenthes Ukraine’s Armed Forces, Defense Express
The batch of M577 arrived in Ukraine on April 5, 2024

In total, Lithuania has allocated more than EUR 1 billion as a long-term support to Ukraine, of which more than EUR 610 million are military aid.

According to media, this year, the country has already provided about EUR 84 million in support to Ukraine.

As Defense Express reported, Lithuania transferred M577 command and staff vehicles to Ukraine.

Lithuanian M577 Armored Personnel Carriers Strenthes Ukraine’s Armed Forces, Defense Express
Lithuanian M577 APCs Sstrenthes the Armed Forces of Ukraine

The M577 Command Post Carrier, also known as the M577 Command Post Vehicle or Armored Command Post Vehicle, is a variant of the M113 Armored Personnel Carrier. It is designed to serve as a battalion-level mobile command post. The M577 usually has a crew of five: Commander, Driver and the unit control officers and staff. The vehicle weighs 12 tonnes and has an operational range of 480 km.

The M577, utilized by numerous armies globally, has undergone adaptations for various functions, including serving as an armored ambulance, an emergency medical treatment vehicle, and a fire control vehicle. Moreover, upgraded versions of the M577 are capable of operating German PzH 2000 self-propelled guns, which are already in use by the Ukrainian Armed Forces.

We also wrote, that Lithuania sent RISE-1 system as well as new shipment of ammo to Ukraine

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