The ships were formerly operated by the British Royal Navy.
"The commissioning of LNS Skalvis and LNS Kursis now gives the Lithuanian Navy a world-class, cutting-edge mine-hunting capability that really is second to none," said Ed Lowe, head of Thales U.K.'s naval business. "It is a program that has drawn upon the expertise and skills of our Thales team and our sub-contractors and supply chain across the U.K. and Europe."
Thales was awarded the contract by Britain's Disposals Services Authority, a unit of the Ministry of Defense. The project included outfitting the vessels with new combat systems, among them Thales' Sonar 2193, an advanced hull-mounted wideband mine-hunting sensor, Thales MCUBE Command and Control system, and a mine disposal system.
The official acceptance and commissioning ceremony took place at Lithuania's Klaipeda naval base.
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