The US State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to Ukraine for 150 Javelin missiles and related equipment for an estimated cost of $39.2 million.

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale Thursday.

The Government of Ukraine has requested to buy 150 Javelin missiles and 10 Javelin Command Launch Units (CLUs) made by Raytheon Company.

Also included are training devices, transportation, support equipment, technical data and publications, personnel training and training equipment, U.S. government, engineering, technical, and logistics support services, and other related elements of logistics support tools and test equipment.

The notice is displayed below:

“The Government of Ukraine has requested to buy one hundred fifty (150) Javelin missiles and ten (10) Javelin Command Launch Units (CLUs). Also included are training devices, transportation, support equipment, technical data and publications, personnel training and training equipment, U.S. government, engineering, technical, and logistics support services, and other related elements of logistics support tools and test equipment; support equipment; publications and technical documentation; spare and repair parts; equipment training and training devices; U.S. Government and contractor technical, engineering and logistics support services; and other related elements of logistical, sustainment, and program support. The total estimated cost is not to exceed $39.2 million.

This proposed sale will contribute to the foreign policy and national security of the United States by improving the security of Ukraine. The Javelin system will help Ukraine build its long-term defense capacity to defend its sovereignty and territorial integrity in order to meet its national defense requirements. Ukraine will have no difficulty absorbing this system into its armed forces.”

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Andy P
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Andy P

The Ukranian’s must have dug up some dirt then…..

Airborne
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Airborne

Oh yes, they’ve done what they’ve been asked and the contracts and “aid” follows. Although 10 CLUs isn’t much so stand by for Armoured Vehicles, air Defence assets etc. Personaly I think Ukraine is a step to far with military aid, never mind aspirations to join NATO. Just a way of baiting the Russian bear.

Daniele Mandelli
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Daniele Mandelli

Spot on. It’s madness and asking for escalation.

Cam
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Cam

But there wasn’t really any dirt on Biden or his son, Biden senior was correct in calling for a corrupt Ukrainian official to be sacked and Ukraine wanted and did sack him anyway but Trump thinks Biden was hiding something with the sacking but Trump says everything’s corrupt like him!, and Bidens son Hunter was just on a Ukrainian firms board, nothing really wrong with that, so I dunno what dirt will come out of it if any. Trump has gone and made a huge mistake for asking Ukraine to dig up dirt because you can’t do that it’s illegal… Read more »

Andy P
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Andy P

To be honest Cam, I’ve no idea, we’ll see what comes out in the wash I suppose, my OP was tongue in cheek/stirring more than anything else. If it wasn’t me I’m sure someone else would have posted similar.

My own take is that it wouldn’t surprise me if he has been up to dodgy dealings but I’d be shocked if it was just him.

Elliott
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Elliott

So your stance is the chief diplomat (President) is incapable of asking for information in his additional capacity as chief law enforcement officer of the United States?
The President has the authority to solicit information. The difference is whether there is a direct quid pro quo. There was no direct offer therefore no bribe.
As for Hunter Biden? Few men have cashed in on daddy’s office as much as he has.

Andy P
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Andy P

“There was no direct offer therefore no bribe.”

Elliott, if you’re convinced, that’s good enough for me mate, I’ll get on the batphone to Nancy and tell her to call it all off…..

As for nepotism/riding daddy’s coattails, it is what it is, he’s not the first and he’ll not be the last.

BB85
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BB85

The whole system is corrupt, what annoys me is the media will jump all over trump and his childrens business dealings but completely ignore the business dealings of left wing politicians and their families.

Andy P
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Andy P

I guess it will depend on your preferred media provider. There are some media outlets that cater to the more Right wing gent as well as the Goddamn beatnik Lefties.

Herodotus
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My heart bleads for you all. It must be hell being related to St Teressa of Avila! How are things down at the ‘Brown House’ guys!

AV
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AV

Spot on BB85!

HF
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HF

Are there any left wing politicians in the USA ?

dan
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dan

We can only hope they did. lol

dave12
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dave12

This is a welcome step give the Ukraine all they need and also the means to fight Russias misinformation .

Ulya
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Ulya

I love your righteous anger Dave, you should volunteer for Ukraine? I’ll be in Kiev next week, maybe I will see you ?

dave12
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dave12

Trump not being so much the useful idiot anymore to Putin it seems ,as I said before Ulya your job is going to be a lot harder when trump goes and I dont wish you good luck 🙂

Ulya
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Ulya

Trump or no trump, it makes little difference to me Dave, Congress is still the same, the dollar has already been weaponised so I don’t use it, my company is already under sanction so we have learned to operate differently, maybe you men can get a ruler out to see who has the biggest by putting alot more tanks and guns on the border and in Ukraine, it’s all fun and games until it’s not. You really want to make my job harder? get the next president to be nicer to his allies and not pull out of treaties, that… Read more »

dave12
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dave12

Well there’s enough Russian base’s and tanks with in Ukraine’s eastern border already so you cant blame the Ukraine for bolstering its defence and looking for more finance backing to help them, it is their country after all.

To-shay for the rest of your comment

Ulya
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Ulya

Sorry for the slow reply Dave, doing a road trip in Australia with my partner so different time zone. You are right about Ukraine, they have legitimate concerns, but so do the people of Donbass, the US and Russia escalating the situation with even more weapons is going to achieve nothing but more dead and more hate, the only solution is political and that requires genuine talks and a genuine desire for peace (that will require compromise from both sides) which so far has been lacking, all we have had is pointing the finger at each other playing the blame… Read more »

Ulya
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Ulya

Oh btw, went to a place called Temora yesterday, they have a small aviation museum, I got to see a Gloster Meteor and a F86 Sabre, a first for me, both apparently still fly, so excited, my partner didn’t care at all so I have to bore you with it since we are taking. They also had a Spitfire. Really want to see a Hawker Tempest one day

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Rokuth

The Sabre is the Australian built CA-27. The big difference is that it uses a Rolls Royce Avon engine, and has 2 30mm ADEN cannons. Looked up the website for the museum, and it shows the Sabre with pylons for Sidewinder missiles. Nice. As for the Tempest, depending in the Mark, there are a couple of places in the UK and USA that are working in getting them into flying condition. The most likely candidate to fly first is a Mark II since it uses the Bristol Centaurus engine. These are more “common” than the Napier Sabre engines on the… Read more »

Ulya
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Ulya

Yeah I couldn’t help but notice the missile. Thank for the information about the Tempest, it will be a few years I think before I get back to the UK/US unfortunately. I went to the Australian war memorial in Canberra on Friday, that was so good, really recommend it, and there are a couple of aviation museums in Melbourne I’m hoping to get to tomorrow, so excited. Anyway, lunch is over and the road calls, have a good day

dave12
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dave12

Yes all very well said Ulya, but you forget or just miss out that its Russia who has invaded the Ukraine not the other way round and Russia’s or should I say Putins act and denial process has lost credit ability with democracy nations so talks will be difficult because Putin is defiantly not seen as a honest person. Glad to hear you are having fun in Australia just dont bullshit them too much on Putins ideals 🙂

Ulya
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Ulya

I think you have forgotten it was Kiev that attacked Donbass because they didn’t support the coup. What about their rights? Oh look, the blame game, so much easier than finding a solution, we should do it more often. Btw, our relationship with most countries is fine, Putin is certainly meeting many leaders and trade is increasing, with the UK/US, not so good but really, who actually cares?
And no politics in Oz, most people we talk to in the small villages we stop are more interested in working out our nationalities and seeing my 2 alphabets for some reason

dave12
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dave12

Sorry Ulya but you are painting pretty pictures for Putin sake just like Russias defense on state run performance drugs programmed on its athletes ,no one in the real world is buying it lol!!!!!

dave12
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dave12

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Nicholas
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Nicholas

I wonder how many of the 150 Javelin missiles might end up in Russian hands (as captured) or the Black Market. There are still many Stinger missiles that went “missing” after being given to the Mujahideen to use against the then Soviet forces in Afganistan, even though they will be well passed their use-by date by now.

Daniele Mandelli
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Daniele Mandelli

Blowpipe too. Courtesy of SIS and the CIA.

HF
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HF

Blowpipe was quite limited in its usefulness, wasn’t it ?

Daniele Mandelli
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Daniele Mandelli

No idea HF. Someone here will have fired it. I’ve only read of it.

HF
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HF

It was an early SAM of that type so I think it can only be fired at the rear of the plane. I’llhave to do some checking myself !