September 21, 2017
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Rafael lands Lithuania missile launcher deal
Rafael has announced that it has signed a deal to provide the Lithuanian Army with advanced, remote-controlled, weapon stations enabling the launch of accurate Spike missiles. The Lithuanian Army will procure Samson Mk2 remote-controlled weapon stations mounted on 88 new infantry fighting vehicles. The Samson Mk2 weapon stations will be mounted on 88 Boxer infantry fighting vehicles, to be provided to the Lithuanian infantry forces by the Dutch-German consortium ARTEC. As part of the deal reported by Rafael, it will serve as Artec’s subcontractor, and the weapon stations will be modified to match different armament types and calibers. Rafael’s share in the deal will be €100 million, while the entire deal is estimated at nearly €400 million. This is Rafael’s first deal in Lithuania and that the weapon stations will be provided in 2017. The weapon stations will be provided with a 30mm gun and a 7.62mm coaxial machine gun.