Lithuania Purchases Additional G36 Assault Rifles from Germany Valued at $3.7 Million

Manufactured by Heckler and Koch, the rifles are intended for the Lithuanian Riflemen's Union, part of the Lithuanian Armed Forces

Photo: Lithuanian Armed Forces official website

Lithuania is acquiring new G36 assault rifles from Germany. The website reports that the value of this procurement is approximately 3.5 million euros ($3.7 million). These rifles, manufactured by the German company Heckler & Koch, are for the Lithuanian Riflemen’s Union (LRU).

The G36 has served as the standard assault rifle for the Lithuanian Armed Forces in various versions since 2003. In October 2021, it was reported that the Lithuanian Ministry of Defense awarded a contract worth approximately €19 million to the German company Heckler and Koch for the production and supply of additional G36 assault rifles to its military.

The Lithuanian Riflemen’s Union unites more than 14,000 citizens of the Republic of Lithuania. During peacetime, it prepares the citizens for both armed and unarmed resistance, ensuring public safety, and safeguarding Lithuania's integrity and independence. In wartime, the union would provide support to the Lithuanian Armed Forces through its fighting units and utilize other units to maintain internal stability, as well as defend critical infrastructure.

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