The first batch of new Toyota Hilux EOD [Explosive Ordnance Disposal] trucks has been delivered to the Lithuanian Armed Forces.
Press Release, Vilnius, 21 February 2022: In February the first batch of Toyota Hilux mine disposal trucks was delivered to the Lithuanian Armed Forces Juozas Vitkus Engineer Battalion. The new vehicles will replace outdated and worn out Mitsubishi L200 ATVs.
According to the contract between the Defence Materiel Agency under the MoD and Autotoja UAB signed last August, the Lithuanian Armed Forces will receive up to 30 vehicles. Designed for explosive ordnance disposal, Toyota Hilux meets the maximum security standard – 5 star Euro NCAP security rating. The new equipment will enable Lithuanian Armed Forces EOD specialists to reach the most remote locations safely and expeditiously to carry out their explosive and mine disposal and other tasks.
The remaining part of the vehicles [order] is expected to be delivered to the Lithuanian Armed Forces by March. The project value totals EUR 1.1 million.