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US approves sale of Javelin missiles to NATO partner

The US State Department has greenlighted a NATO member’s request to purchase over 120 missiles jointly developed by Raytheon Technologies and Lockheed Martin.

The US State Department has greenlighted a NATO member’s request to purchase over 120 missiles jointly developed by Raytheon Technologies and Lockheed Martin.

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has approved the sale of 120 Javelin FGM-148 missiles and two Javelin FGM-148 missiles to Norway for an estimated US$36 million ($46.4 million).

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The deal also includes:

  • 24 Javelin Block 1 Command Launch Units (CLUs) retrofit kits;
  • spare parts;
  • publications and technical documentation;
  • personnel training;
  • US government and contractor engineering, technical and logistics support services; and
  • other related elements of logistical and program support. 

“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 which is an important force for political stability and economic progress in Europe,” the DSCA noted in a statement.

Norway is expected to use the armaments to upgrade and bolster its current inventory of anti-tank missiles. 

The Javelin missiles, jointly developed by Raytheon Technologies and Lockheed Martin, have been procured to enhance Norway’s anti-tank and surface-to-surface missile capability. 

“This proposed sale will allow Norway to employ its armed forces more effectively in the ground domain and continue its defensive support of NATO’s northern flank,” the DSCA added.

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