06/03/2018 16:42

Ukraine purchases Javelin missiles from the United States

The 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 delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale 1 March.

The Government of Ukraine has requested to buy 210 Javelin Missiles and 37 Javelin Command Launch Units (CLUs) (2 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 total estimated cost is not to exceed $47 million.

This proposed sale will contribute to the foreign policy and national security of the United States by improving the security of Ukraine.  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.  Ukraine will have no difficulty absorbing this system into its armed forces.

The proposed sale of this equipment and support will not alter the basic military balance in the region.

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.  There are no known offset agreements proposed in conjunction with this potential sale.

Implementation of this proposed sale will require U.S. Government and/or contractor representatives to travel to Ukraine temporarily in order to conduct training.