US Approves $46 Million Javelin Missiles Sale to Australia

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The US State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Australia of Javelin missiles and related equipment for an estimated cost of $46 million.

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

The Government of Australia has requested to buy 200 Javelin FGM-148E missiles with US Government technical assistance and other related elements of logistics and program support. The total estimated cost is not to exceed $46 million.

The Australian Defence Force (ADF) is seeking to fill a short-term shortfall in its Javelin missile inventory in order to maintain the appropriate level of readiness. Australia will not have any difficulty absorbing these missiles into its armed forces.

These missiles will be provided from U.S. Army stocks. There are no known offsets associated with this sale.

This notice of a potential sale is required by law. The description and dollar value is for the highest estimated quantity and dollar value based on initial requirements. Actual dollar value will be lower depending on final requirements, budget authority, and signed sales agreement(s), if and when conclude.