Pentagon signs contract for Javelin production for Ukraine

The United States Department of Defense has signed a new contract for the production of Javelin anti-tank missile systems for partner countries, including Ukraine.

The total cost of the contract exceeds $18 million, according to a report on the website of the U.S. Department of Defense.

“Raytheon/Lockheed Martin Javelin JV, Tucson, Arizona, was awarded an $18,431,215 modification (P00022) to contract W31P4Q-19-C-0059,” the statement reads.

Work will be performed in Tucson, Arizona, with an estimated completion date of June 25, 2020.

Fiscal 2020 operations and maintenance, Army, and foreign military sales (Australia, Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Georgia, Indonesia, Ireland, Jordan, Lithuania, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Qatar, Turkey, Ukraine and United Arab Emirates) funds in the amount of $18,431,215 were obligated at the time of the award.

© 2020 Ukrinform News

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4 comments

  • Prince William of Orange

    For 18 million dollars you have maybe 4 missiles and a launcher if you are somewhat lucky.

    They can better spend the money on Stugna-P anti-tank missiles. They are not as good, but you can better have 500 missiles and a shitload of launchers of a missile system that is almost as good, than an insignificant number of Javelins.

    Also, Ukraine cannot use Javelins at the frontline. And that is where they are most needed.

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    • This is a modification to an existing contract. It’s probably an upgrade.

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    • Actually it’s a bit more than than 4.
      “The deal approved on October 3 includes 150 Javelin missiles and 10 launch units and adds to the 210 missiles and 37 launchers that Ukraine bought from the United States in April 2018.”

      The StungP is a conventional ATGM the new Active Protection Systems will counter them and the targets can avoid them or fire on the operator to throw off his aim.
      The Javelin is lighter, hits from above so the target can not hide behind cover. Plus the Javelin has some serious “Oh Shit” factor that the Stunga P does not have. When a Javelin locks on a vehicle, it is dead, 100% of the time.
      But you are right the Stunga P has the advantage of being domestically made and immediately available. Ukraine needs both.

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  • onlyfactsplease

    This should further discourage the mafiosi from sending in their tanks when next they break the cease-fire. Although, I would very much enjoy seeing images and videos of smoking hulks of Ruskie armor.

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