Defense News is reporting that on Wednesday Germany said it wants to sell howitzer-type mobile artillery vehicles to Lithuania as the Baltic NATO nation boosts its defenses amid concerns over neighboring Russia. The news emerged during a visit by Lithuanian Defence Minister Juozas Olekas to his German counterpart Ursula von der Leyen. Lithuania is also interested in potentially purchasing Boxer infantry fighting vehicles from Germany as well. The German Ministry of Defense stated that the program was for 12 PzH 2000 howitzers. Any Boxer purchase would include the Organisation for Joint Armament Co-operation (OCCAR), which oversees the programme for Germany and the Netherlands.