FMS: UAE Seeks Javelin Anti-Tank Weapon Systems


Released on Wednesday, November 17, 2004
United Arab Emirates
United States of America
FGM-148 Javelin
Javelin Block 0
DSCA - Defense Security Cooperation Agency
FMS - Foreign Military Sale
The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has notified the US Congress of a possible foreign military sale (FMS) to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) of Javelin anti-tank weapon systems and Javelin missile rounds as well as associated equipment and services.

The government of United Arab Emirates has requested the sale of 100 Javelin Command Launch Units (CLUs), 1,000 Javelin missile rounds, simulators, trainers, support equipment, spare and repair parts, publication and technical data, personnel training and equipment, related items of logistics support, etc. The total cost, if all options are exercised, is $135 million.

The UAE will use these man-portable Javelin weapon systems to enhance the direct fire capability for dismounted infantry, cavalry and commando units against armored vehicles, buildings and fortifications. This sale will back the UAE position in the middle east and won't have adverse impact in the regional balance.

The UAE land forces will appreciate the benefits of a lightweight, small-sized, man-portable weapon such as Javelin in the desert environment. These forces are multi-mission oriented, small-sized and well-rounded and will gain an outstanding anti-armor capability that can be the key for success fighting in the open desert. Interoperability between US and UAE military forces will also improve.

Lockheed-Martin and Raytheon (Javelin Joint Venture) will be the prime contractor for this proposed FMS. There are no known offset agreements proposed in connection with this potential sale. The US Congress must approve the deal before it can be concluded.

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