U.S. Approves Sale of Javelin Missiles and Command Launch Units to Ukraine

The U.S. State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Ukraine of Javelin Missiles and Javelin Command Launch Units (CLUs) for an estimated cost of $47 million.

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on March 1, 2018.

The Government of Ukraine has requested to buy 210 Javelin Missiles and 37 Javelin Command Launch Units (CLUs) (includes two Javelin CLUs to be used as spares). Also included are Basic Skill Trainers (BST); United States Government and contractor technical assistance, transportation, training and other related elements of logistics and program support.

The statement from DSCA said that this proposed sale will contribute to the foreign policy and national security of the United States by improving the security of Ukraine. It added that the Javelin system will help Ukraine build its long-term defense capacity to defend its sovereignty and territorial integrity in order to meet its national defense requirements, and Ukraine will have no difficulty absorbing this system into its armed forces.

The prime contractors will be Raytheon/Lockheed Martin Javelin Joint Venture of Orlando, Florida and Tucson, Arizona. However, these missiles are being provided from U.S. Army stocks and the CLUs will be obtained from on-hand Special Defense Acquisition Fund (SDAF)-purchased stocks.


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