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US State Department approves potential sale of Javelin LWCLUs to UK

Source: Defense Security Cooperation Agency

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of the United Kingdom of Javelin Lightweight Command Launch Units (LWCLUs) for an estimated cost of $300 million, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) wrote in press release.

The Government of the United Kingdom has requested to buy five hundred thirteen (513) Javelin Lightweight Command Launch Units (LWCLUs). Also included are Javelin LWCLU Basic Skills Trainers (BSTs); Javelin Outdoor Trainers (JOTs); Javelin Vehicle Launcher Electronics (JVL-Es); Javelin LWCLU Train the Trainer Package; Lifecycle Support; System Integration and Check out (SICO); Javelin Operator Manual; Technical Assistance (TAGM); and other related elements of logistical and program support. The total estimated program cost is $300 million.

Javelins fire and forget capability provides superior survivability by enabling the operator to immediately relocate after firing 02
The primary mission of Lightweight Command Launch Unit (LWCLU) is as the launcher for the Javelin missile, however, its superior optics also allow for stand-alone Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance missions. Photo: Raytheon Missiles and Defense.

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.

The proposed sale will improve the United Kingdom’s capability to meet current and future threats. The United Kingdom will use the enhanced capability to strengthen its homeland defense and deter regional threats. The United Kingdom will have no difficulty absorbing this equipment and services into its armed forces. The proposed sale of this equipment and support will not alter the basic military balance in the region.

The principal contractor will be the Javelin Joint Venture (JJV). There are no known offset agreements proposed in connection with this potential sale.

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