The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) notified Congress Dec. 14 of an estimated $60 million Foreign Military Sale to the Government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) of Javelin Anti-Tank Guided Missiles and associated equipment, parts, weapons, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $60 million.
The prime contractor would be a Javelin joint venture comprised of Lockheed-Martin [LMT] and Raytheon [RTN].
The UAE requested a possible sale of 260 Javelin Anti-Tank Guided Missiles, tripods, Javelin Weapon Effects Simulators, enhanced basic skills trainers, containers, rechargeable and non-rechargeable batteries, battery chargers and dischargers, and battery coolant units. Additionally, the proposed sale would include support equipment, spare and repair parts, publications and technical documentation, personnel training and training equipment, U.S. government and contractor engineering and logistics support services, and other related elements of logistics support.
The proposed sale of these missiles will provide the United Arab Emirates with a medium-range, man-portable, shoulder-launched, fire and forget anti-armor weapon system. The sale would enhance UAE’s existing anti-tank capability to meet current and future threats. UAE, which already has Javelin Anti-Tank missiles in its inventory, will have no difficulty absorbing these additional missiles into its armed forces.