US State Department approves Kosovo’s request for Javelin anti-tank missiles

By Defence Industry Europe

The US State Department has announced its approval for a request from the Republic of Kosovo to purchase FGM-148F Javelin anti-tank guided missiles. The agreement, pending a formal contract, is conducted through the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) procedure and is valued at a maximum of USD 75 million.

 

The approved package allows Kosovo to buy 246 Javelin missiles, including six for use in training and exercises, along with 24 Light Weight Command Launch Units (LWCLU). The deal also encompasses necessary training equipment, diagnostic and operational gear, spare parts, and support services.

“The proposed sale will improve Kosovo’s long-term defense capacity to defend its sovereignty and territorial integrity to meet its national defense requirements. Kosovo will have no difficulty absorbing this equipment into its armed forces”, Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) said in press release.

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Javelin JV, a joint venture between RTX and Lockheed Martin corporations, is set to be the primary supplier for this transaction. The Javelin missile, produced by the American defence industry, is among the most popular types of anti-tank weaponry used by Western countries and NATO allies. Notably, Ukraine, following the Russian invasion, has been one of the largest recipients of these missiles, supported by the United States and other NATO countries.

 

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