US warrants the sale of Javelin missiles to Lithuania as Russia tension mounts

US warrants the sale of Javelin missiles to Lithuania as Russia tension mounts

US warrants the sale of Javelin missiles to Lithuania as Russia tension mounts

Written by Staff Writer

22 Dec, 2021 | 12:58 pm

COLOMBO(News 1st): The potential sale of Javelin anti-tank missiles to Lithuania has been warranted by the US State Department, in a deal of Javelin missiles valued at $125 million, the Pentagon announced on Tuesday(21).

The entire package of 230 Javelin anti-tank missiles is inclusive of 341 FGM-148F weapon variants, 30 command launch units, spares, and technical support.

This deal comes at a time when tensions in Eastern Europe are at an all-time high, with Russia massing soldiers along its border with Ukraine.

The Biden administration deployed Javelins to Ukraine in October, according to the US embassy in Kyiv’s Twitter account.

 

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Congress has been notified of a possible transaction yesterday by the Defense Security Cooperation Agency. Even with the State Department’s consent, the notification does not imply that a contract has been signed or that discussions have come to a conclusion.

The planned arms deal will assist Lithuania enhance its long-term defense capacity to defend its sovereignty and territorial integrity in order to meet its national security requirements, the Pentagon stated.

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