WASHINGTON, Dec. 16, 2011 – The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress Dec. 14 of a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of the United Arab Emirates of 260 JAVELIN Anti-Tank Guided Missiles and associated equipment, parts, weapons, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $60 million.
The Government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has requested a possible sale of 260 JAVELIN Anti-Tank Guided Missiles, tripods, JAVELIN Weapon Effects Simulators, enhanced basic skills trainers, containers, rechargeable and non-rechargeable batteries, battery chargers and dischargers, battery coolant units, support equipment, spare and repair parts, publications and technical documentation, personnel training and training equipment, U.S. Government and contractor engineering and logistics support services, and other related elements of logistics support. The estimated cost is $60 million.
This proposed sale will contribute to the foreign policy and national security of the United States by helping to improve the security of a friendly country that has been and continues to be an important force for political stability and economic progress in the Middle East.
The proposed sale of these missiles will provide the United Arab Emirates with a medium-range, man-portable, shoulder-launched, fire and forget anti-armor weapon system. The proposed sale will enhance UAE’s existing anti-tank capability to meet current and future threats. UAE, which already has JAVELIN Anti-Tank missiles in its inventory, will have no difficulty absorbing these additional missiles into its armed forces.
The proposed sale of this weapon system will not alter the basic military balance in the region.
The prime contractor is a JAVELIN joint venture of Lockheed-Martin in Orlando, Florida, and Raytheon in Tucson, Arizona. There are no known offset agreements proposed in connection with this potential sale.
Implementation of this proposed sale will not require the assignment of any additional U.S. Government or contractor representatives to UAE.
There will be no adverse impact on U.S. defense readiness as a result of this proposed sale.
This notice of a potential sale is required by law and does not mean the sale has been concluded.