The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress March 26 of a possible Foreign Military Sale to Qatar for 500 Javelin Guided Missiles and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $122 million.
The Government of Qatar has requested a possible sale of 500 Javelin Guided Missiles, 50 Command Launch Units (CLU), Battery Coolant Units, Enhanced Performance Basic Skills Trainer (EPBST), Missile Simulation Rounds (MSR), tripods, Javelin Weapon Effects Simulator (JAVWES), spare and repair parts, rechargeable and non-rechargeable batteries, battery chargers and dischargers, support equipment, publications and technical data, personnel training and training equipment, U.S. Government and contractor representative engineering, technical and logistics support services, and other related logistics support.
This sale will contribute to the foreign policy and national security of the U.S., with no adverse impact on its defense readiness and by helping to improve the security of an important partner which has been, and continues to be a force for political stability and economic progress in the Middle East.
The principal contractors will be Raytheon/Lockheed Martin Javelin Joint Venture in Orlando, Florida and Tucson, Arizona. There are no known offset agreements proposed in connection with this potential sale.
The proposed sale will improve Qatar’s capability to meet current and future threats and provide greater security for its critical oil and natural gas infrastructure. Qatar will use the enhanced capability to strengthen its homeland defense, and having no difficulty absorbing these missiles into its armed forces. Also not alter the basic military balance in the region.
Lockheed Martin recently demonstrated the successful firing of a Javelin missile from a turret at the Cranfield Ordnance Test & Evaluation Centre (COTEC) in Wiltshire, England. The turret was designed and built as a joint project between Lockheed Martin U
Raytheon Company and Chemring Group successfully fired a Javelin missile from the multirole CENTURION launcher during testing at the Defence Training Estate on 10th December. "We're bringing an entirely new dimension to ship self-defense by providing a sea-based, inside-the-horizon platform protection," said Rick Nelson, vice president of Raytheon Missile Systems' Naval and Area Mission Defense product line
The Raytheon Company and Lockheed Martin Javelin Joint Venture received a $176 million contract for 842 Block I Javelin missile rounds and 120 command launch units (CLUs). The missiles will be provided through the U
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