Lithuania considering helicopters for special operations forces

NATO helicopters

“We are thinking about transport helicopters for the Special Operations Forces or the Response Forces, however, we will not be able to start speaking about the acquisition until 2022, as the budget has been planned for a few years to come. We are now searching for lease possibilities,” Lithuania’s Chief of Defense Lieutenant Gneeral Jonas Vytautas Zukas said.

Defense Minister Raimundas Karoblis noted that special operators could have three helicopters, in addition to three more for search-and-rescue functions of the Armed Forces.

All NATO countries and their partners have Special Operations Forces, however, troops of merely a few countries enjoy an exclusive status that enables them to command NATO joint special operations forces. This requires air platforms.

You may like

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.