Lithuania: Defence chief stresses need for tanks, drones

Lithuania needs all types of weapons for defence, including tanks and drones, defence chief General Valdemaras Rupsys stated, BNS reports. The Lithuanian Armed Forces (LGP) has to have the capability to counterattack and take over targets, he stressed. This will require mechanised and tank units, Rupsys explained. Earlier, Defence Minister Arvydas Anusauskas announced that Lithuania planned to decide on buying German-made Leopard tanks in 2024. Some politicians and experts have questioned the need for tanks, however.