US State Department authorized the sale of Javelin missiles to Brazil

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The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) reported that the US State Department has authorized the possible sale of, battle proven, anti-tank Javelin missiles to the Brazilian Army.

According to the DSCA press release, the Government of Brazil has requested to buy up to two hundred twenty-two (222) Javelin missiles, FGM-148; and thirty-three (33) Javelin Command Launch Units (CLU).

Also included are Enhanced Producibility Basic Skills Trainers; missile simulation rounds; Security Assistance Management Directorate technical assistance; Tactical Aviation and Ground Munitions Project Office technical assistance; other associated equipment and services; and other related elements of logistical and program support. The estimated total cost is up to $74 million.

The prime contractors will be Raytheon/Lockheed Martin Javelin Joint Venture, Orlando, FL, and Tucson, AZ. There are no known offset agreements proposed in connection with this potential sale.

The Javelin

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It´s an anti-tank guided munition (ATGM) that can be carried and launched by a single person. It is made by the Javelin Joint Venture, a partnership between Raytheon Missiles & Defense and Lockheed Martin.

Javelin provides the troops with a medium-range, «fire-and-forget» missile for use against a wide array of targets including armored vehicles, bunkers and caves. The system’s Command Launch Unit, or sight, performs surveillance, allowing a gunner to see targets.

The weapon can be deployed from multiple platforms and used during the day, at night and in any kind of weather. The program has also demonstrated that this modern ATGM can be fired from a remote launcher mounted on an unmanned ground vehicle.

Success in Ukraine

The Javelin anti-tank missiles delivered by the U.S. and NATO to the Ukrainian defenders proved to be one of the most effective weapon systems on the battlefield.

Its performance, deployability and lethality took an exaggerated toll on Russian armored vehicles, which were still unable to develop an effective tactical or technical countermeasure.

Gastón Dubois
Gastón Dubois
Editor en jefe en Aviacionline Defensa. Editor-in-Chief Aviacionline Defense. Feliz de poder darle letra a esta pasión y compartirla con Uds. Contacto: gaston.dubois@aviacionline.com

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