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Ukraine Has Signed Contracts With The United States For The Supply Of The Second Batch Of Javelin

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BY STEVE COWAN  FN News

Ukraine has signed a contract with the United States to supply the second batch of anti-tank missile systems Javelin, said Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly Petrenko.

The press service of the military Department noted that Kyiv orders similar complexes of Ukrainian production, as well as electronic warfare and intelligence stations.

According to Petrenko, in 2019, the defense Ministry implemented two contracts with Washington “on the foreign military sales program” and one contract “with the NATO support and supply Agency.”

The Deputy Minister also mentioned that “now in service, there is an unmanned aerial vehicle of operational range, which can be used in the strike version,<…> automated complex of management of the artillery and radar station for the implementation of counter-battery fire”.

The delivery of the first batch of Javelin to Ukraine — 37 launchers and 210 missiles totaling $ 47 million – was approved by the United States in March 2018.

Subsequently, the state Department approved the sale of the second batch of these weapons to Ukraine for almost $ 40 million. It is about “selling 150 Javelin missiles and related equipment” and technical support. In addition to missiles, the Ukrainian authorities intend to buy ten launchers for them.