US clears Javelin ATGMs for Ukraine

02 March 2018

The US State Department has approved a prospective USD47 million sale of FGM-148 Javelin man-portable anti-tank guided missiles (ATGMs) and Javelin Command Launch Units (CLUs) to Ukraine under the Foreign Military Sales mechanism, the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency confirmed on 1 March.

Ukraine has requested 210 Javelin ATGMs and 37 Javelin CLUs (including two CLUs to be used as spares). The ATGMs will be acquired from US Army stocks, while the CLUs will be obtained from on-hand Special Defense Acquisition Fund (SDAF)-purchased stocks.

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