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US clears Poland’s purchase of Javelin missiles

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US Army photo of a soldier firing a Javelin missile during a live-fire exercise at the Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany.

The US State Department has given its green light for the possible foreign military sale of Javelin missiles and Javelin command launch units to Poland.

Should the purchase, which has estimated value of $100 million, be realized, Poland will buy 180 Javelin missiles and 79 Javelin command launch units. Also included in the deal are basic skill trainers, missile simulation rounds, training, technical assistance, and other related elements of logistics support.

The US approval comes after Poland requested to buy FGM-148 Javelin man-portable anti-tank missile systems, along with five C-130H Hercules transport aircraft in September 2019.

The anti-tank guided munition is made by the Javelin Joint Venture, a partnership between Raytheon Company and Lockheed Martin. First deployed in 1996, more than 45,000 missiles and 12,000 CLUs have been produced to date.

In addition to the US Army and Marine Corps, the Javelin is used by France, Taiwan, Jordan, Qatar, Turkey, Lithuania, Czech Republic, Indonesia, Ireland, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Ukraine, Georgia, Australia, Estonia, UAE and the United Kingdom.