The State Department has approved Ukraine’s request to purchase Javelin missiles and command launch units under a potential $47 million foreign military sales deal.
Ukraine’s request covers 210 Javelin missiles, 37 CLUs, basic skill trainers, technical assistance, transportation, training, logistics and program support services, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said Thursday.
The proposed sale is intended to boost Ukraine’s long-term defense capacity and support the country’s efforts to defend its sovereignty and territorial integrity, DSCA added.
The agency noted that the sale will not affect basic military balance in the region or negatively impact U.S. defense readiness.
A joint venture of Lockheed Martin and Raytheon will serve as prime contractor of the proposed deal, but missiles will be delivered from U.S. Army stocks and CLUs will come from on-hand stocks purchased through the Special Defense Acquisition Fund.
The FMS agreement will require U.S. government and contractor representatives to travel to Ukraine to facilitate training.
DSCA notified Congress of the possible sale on Thursday.