Ukraine approved to buy Javelin missiles for $39M

By Tony Bertuca / October 3, 2019 at 3:06 PM

The State Department has approved a possible foreign military sale to Ukraine for 150 Javelin anti-tank missiles for $39 million, according to an announcement from the Defense Security Cooperation Agency.

The proposed sale of the missiles made by Raytheon and Lockheed Martin is separate from a $250 million military aid package to Ukraine at the center of a House impeachment inquiry against President Trump.

“The Javelin system will help Ukraine build its long-term defense capacity to defend its sovereignty and territorial integrity in order to meet its national defense requirements," DSCA said. "Ukraine will have no difficulty absorbing this system into its armed forces."