Milrem LCM has been awarded a contract to support the new standard rifle being acquired from LMT Defense by the Estonian Defence Force (EDF), representing the first time the maintenance and repair of major military equipment in Estonia will be carried out jointly by industry and the military.
On the same day that the contract was signed between the EDF and LMT for the provision of the rifles on 1 July, Milrem also signed a EUR75 million (USD84.1 million) contract for the support of the firearm with the Estonian government and the weapon’s OEM, it announced on 9 July.
The deal covers an initial purchase of 16,000 rifles, and Milrem LCM will be the official partner of LMT in the management of the lifecycle of the firearms, the company said, having opened a new business line to support the deal.
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