US approves foreign military sale of Javelin missiles to Brazil
The State Department has made a determination approving a possibleForeign Military Sale to the Government of Brazil of Javelin Missiles and related equipment for an estimated cost of up to $74 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on August 9.
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.
This proposed sale will support the foreign policy and national security objectives of the United States by improving the security of an important regional partner that is an important force for political stability and economic progress in South America.
The proposed sale will improve the Brazilian Army’s capability to meet future threats by increasing their antiarmor capacity. Brazil will have no difficulty absorbing these weapons into its armed forces.
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.