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US State Department approves potential sale of Javelin missiles to UK

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The US State Department has approved the possible sale of Javelin missiles to the United Kingdom for an estimated $125 million, the Pentagon said on Tuesday.

The prime contractors will be the Raytheon/Lockheed Martin Javelin Joint Venture of Orlando, Florida, and Tucson, Arizona, the Pentagon said.

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Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) mentioned that, “This proposed sale will support the foreign policy goals and national security objectives of the United States by improving the security of a NATO Ally that is a force for political stability and economic progress in Europe.”

This contract also includes the U.S. Government technical assistance and other related elements of logistics and program support. The Government of the United Kingdom has requested to buy up to six hundred (600) Javelin FGM-148F missiles (includes twelve (12) fly-to-buy missiles)

 

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