The U.S. State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Republic of Kosovo for Javelin Missiles and related equipment, with an estimated cost of $75 million.
This announcement was made in a recent press release, where the Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress of the potential sale.
Kosovo has requested to purchase two hundred forty-six (246) Javelin FGM-148F missiles, which includes six (6) fly-to-buy missiles, and twenty-four (24) Javelin Lightweight Command Launch Units (LWCLU).
The package also includes a range of support equipment and training components: Javelin LWCLU Basic Skills Trainers, Javelin Outdoor Trainers, Missile Simulation Rounds, Outdoor Training Instructor Stations (OTIS), Battery Coolant Units (BCUs), System Integration and Check out (SICO), Life Cycle Support (LCS), Javelin Restricted Interactive Electronic Technical Manual (IETM), Javelin Operator Manual and Technical Assistance (TAGM), tools, Javelin gunner training, Ammunition Technical Officer (ATO) training, Javelin maintenance training, and other logistics and program support elements. The total estimated cost of the proposed sale is $75 million.
The State Department press release stated that “This proposed sale will support the foreign policy goals and national security of the United States by improving the security of a European partner which is an important force for political and economic stability in Europe.”
The prime contractors for the Javelin missiles will be the Javelin Joint Venture between Lockheed Martin in Orlando, FL, and Raytheon Missiles and Defense in Tucson, AZ. The press release noted that there are no known offset agreements associated with this potential sale.