US approves sale of anti-tank missiles to Georgia

US approves sale of anti-tank missiles to Georgia

The US intends to provide Georgia with Javelin Missiles and Command Launch Units, the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency said in a press release.

Besides 410 Javelin missiles, the deal includes 72 Javelin command launch units, 10 basic skills trainers and up to 70 simulated rounds, the release said.

The prime contractor will be a joint venture between US defense companies Raytheon and Lockheed Martin Javelin, although the weapons will be provided from US military stockpiles.

"The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Georgia for Javelin Missiles and Command Launch Units for an estimated cost of $75 million. The Javelin system will provide Georgia with increased capacity to meet its national defense requirements," the release added.

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