Viewing cable 05VILNIUS704
Title: GOL PROVIDES COALITION SOLIDARITY FUND WISH LIST

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05VILNIUS7042005-07-07 13:57:00 2011-08-30 01:44:00 UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Embassy Vilnius
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UNCLAS VILNIUS 000704 
 
SIPDIS 
 
SENSITIVE 
 
STATE FOR EUR/NB AND PM/PPA (SKWAK) 
 
E.O. 12958: N/A 
TAGS: MASS PREL PARM LH
SUBJECT: GOL PROVIDES COALITION SOLIDARITY FUND WISH LIST 
 
REF: A. SECSTATE 120737 
     ¶B. VILNIUS 693 
 
¶1.  (SBU) SUMMARY: The GOL provided us on July 5 an updated 
list of equipment it hopes to purchase with the USD $8 
million in Coalition Solidarity Funds that Congress allocated 
to Lithuania.  The GOL plans to use the money to bolster its 
force leading the Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) in 
Afghanistan and the Special Operations Forces that will 
assume rotations in the NATO Reaction Force (NRF).  The items 
requested largely track with the expected uses of the funds 
as envisioned by the Department (ref A) and confirmed by MOD 
leadership (ref B), with the sole addition being tactical 
unmanned aerial vehicles.  The GOL recognizes that this 
addition will likely push the price tag for the complete list 
over US $8 million, and that some paring down may be 
necessary.  We do not expect significant further alterations 
to the list.  END SUMMARY. 
 
¶2.  (SBU) The items are grouped by intended recipients. 
Within each group, the items are listed in priority order. 
 
Begin list: 
 
Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT): 
 
--  Ground-Air Radios (PRC-117F) with COMSEC-1 
 
--  Night Vision Goggles PVS-14 (FOM 1250) 
 
--  Armored HMMWV's 
 
--  Mobile Thermovision Binoculars 
 
--  Fuel Testing Kits 
 
--  Global Positioning Systems 
 
--  Recovery Vehicle and miscellaneous equipment 
 
--  External crypto devices for radio stations (HF/VHF) 
 
--  Blue Force Tracker 
 
 
Special Operations Forces for NRF 5 and NRF 6: 
 
--  Hand held PRC-148's with COMSEC-1 
 
--  Night Vision Devices: PVS-14's and AVS-9's 
 
--  Helmets with mounted adapter TC2002 
 
--  Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (mini) 
 
--  Armored Body Vests RCBV-SPR-OD 
 
End list. 
 
¶3.  (SBU) COMMENT: The GOL will use the equipment slated for 
the PRT to partially replace items that are currently on loan 
from allies.  MOD officials will continue to refine the list, 
and specify exact quantities, as exact prices are generated 
through the Defense Security Cooperation Agency.  The GOL has 
consistently tried to ensure that its most high-profile 
deployments, i.e. PRT and NRF, have the resources they need 
to fulfill their missions.  This list represents a continuing 
commitment to that goal. 
Kelly