Australia to Purchase Javelin Anti-Tank Missiles for Project Land 40-1

Released on Monday, October 6, 2003
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FMS - Foreign Military Sale
Lockheed Martin and Raytheon have announced that Australia agrees to purchase the Javelin anti-tank weapon system for its Project Land 40-1 under the US Army supervision.

Australia will employ the Javelin anti-tank weapon system to provide direct fire support capability against armored and reinforced targets for Infantry, cavalry and commando units of the Australian Army. Javelins were employed successfully by Australian forces during operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom.

The total estimated cost of this sale is $60 million. According to July 2002 FMS, Australia was going to purchase 92 Command Launch Units (CLUs) and 666 Javelin all up round missiles with an estimated cost of approximately $106 million. The new contract suggests that the Australian requirement for CLUs and Javelin missiles has been slashed.

Australia will become the seventh international customer of the proven Javelin antitank weapon system. No further information about delivery dates and weapons quantities has been released yet.


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