Lithuania wants to set up regional HIMARS ammunition logistics center with Poland

  • 2024-04-26
  • BNS/TBT Staff

VILNIUS – Lithuania is interested in partnering with Poland to set up a regional logistics center for High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) ammunition, President Gitanas Nauseda said on Friday. 

Nauseda was speaking to reporters after meeting with his Polish counterpart Andrzej Duda. The two leaders observed the Brave Griffin 24-II exercise earlier on Friday.  

"We talked specifically about HIMARS systems," Nauseda said. "Both Lithuania and Poland intend to acquire these systems. They have already acquired them, but they intend to acquire more in the future, especially given that Poland also has plans to produce ammunition." 

"We'd like to cooperate; my proposal was in that direction, toward creating a regional logistical center," he added. 

According to Nauseda, Lithuania is also interested in participating jointly in procurement processes.

In late 2021, Lithuania signed a 495-million-US-dollar contract with the United States to purchase HIMARS systems.

The military plans to integrate these systems in coordination with allies, especially neighboring Estonia, Latvia and Poland.

The first HIMARS deliveries are expected in 2025.