Karl Lewis Receives Award from Estonia MoD

On November 29th, 2023 LMT Defense President and founder was invited to the capital of Estonia, Tallinn, to receive the Medal of Merit from the Estonia Ministry of Defence. This award, the Golden Badge of the Ministry of Defense, is in recognition of LMT’s long-term and successful cooperation in Estonia’s defense investments.

The medal was presented by the Estonian Defence Minister Hanno Pevkur in recognition to contributors of the Estonian national defense for outstanding work and developments in the field of defense. Pictured is Karl receiving the medal of merit award from Estonian Defence Minister Hanno Pevkur, Karl with Mr. Magnus Saar, Director General of the Estonian Centre for Defence Investments, and the Golden Badge of the Ministry of Defence of Estonia Certificate.

In 2019, LMT Defense successfully entered into a contract with the EDF to provide a new generation of small arms for its warfighters. The main contract, which completed initial deliveries early in 2023, was comprised of a custom version of the 5.56 MARS-L piston carbine, a piston 7.62 MARS-H DMR weapon, and a supply of rail mount M203 40mm grenade launchers to accompany the 5.56 carbines. This contract marks an ongoing partnership with another NATO ally with global peace keeping operations and follows the U.K. Ministry of Defence and the New Zealand Defence Force as another large scale deployment of LMT products to the modern battlefield.

“On behalf of LMT Defense, I am deeply humbled and honored to receive the Golden Badge,” said President Karl Lewis. “This recognition is a testament to the dedication and expertise of our entire team, who consistently strive to push the boundaries of innovation and provide our customers with the most advanced Small Arms and Grenade Launcher solutions.” LMT Defense, has consistently demonstrated its commitment to excellence throughout its history. The company boasts a proven track record of developing and delivering cutting-edge defense technologies, including small arms and grenade launcher solutions, to support international defense efforts UK MOD, New Zealand, Colombia, Jordon, just to name a few. The Golden Badge, awarded for exceptional contributions to strengthening Estonian defense capabilities, underscores LMT Defense’s dedication to providing its partners with the tools and support they need to ensure national security and peace. LMT Defense and its renowned team of small arms engineers and manufacturing technicians are committed to producing reliable defense solutions through advancements in research and development and technology innovations. With a strong focus on customer support and collaboration, LMT Defense consistently strives to exceed expectations and contribute to a safer world.

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