Lithuania: First batch of Spanish EXPAL mortars delivered

The Lithuanian Armed Forces (LGP) have received the first batch of Spanish-made EXPAL 120mm mortars, BNS reports. The Defence Ministry said that the modern high-quality weaponry provided a significant enhancement to Lithuania’s indirect fire support capabilities. The mortars have an effective range of up to eight kilometres. Lithuania signed a EUR 9.8mn procurement contract with Spain’s EXPAL Systems (now Rheinmetall Expal Munitions) in autumn 2022. All mortars are due to be delivered by summer 2024.