Constructions of the specialized military vehicle repair and maintenance facility has been completed in the Lithuanian Grand Duke Algridas Infantry Battalion area at Rukla to ensure servicing for the Vilkas Infantry Fighting Vehicles and other military vehicles of Lithuania and Allies.
“We take very seriously the development of infrastructure for maintaining the newly acquired weaponry and military equipment; the very welcome timely finalization of the Vilkas IFV maintenance facility will help ensure quality operation of this advanced equipment. We are upgrading the Lithuanian Armed Forces and enhancing our capabilities at a significant pace,” says Minister of National Defence Arvydas Anušauskas.
The design and constructions contract worth of approx. 12 million euros was signed last spring and delivered on by Jungtiniai Projektai UAB company.
The so-called main repair facility was equipped with areas fitted for armored wheeled and tracked vehicle, as well as truck and light ATV maintenance checks and repair. The activity at the facility will be organized and run by nearly a hundred of specialists – military and civilian technical maintenance and repair staff.
Other significant military infrastructure projects are in progress or have been completed in Rukla as well: the minor IFV repair facility was completed last year, the carwash facility and simulation system quarters are planned to be finished this year besides the main IFV repair facility.
Military infrastructure development is one of the top priorities of the Ministry of National Defence. It is developed with three main criteria in view: Host Nation Support requirements, proper training, living and service conditions for the military personnel, and development of proper conditions for storage and maintenance of the equipment and ammunition bought for the Lithuanian Armed Forces.
Approx. 10 percent of the entire national budget is invested in military infrastructure development of the Lithuanian Armed Forces.
Photo credits: Lithuanian Armed Forces