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August 10, 2022

Brazil seeks sale of Javelin missiles and CLUs from US

The FMS will boost Brazilian Army’s capabilities to meet future threats by increasing anti-armour capacity.

The US Defence Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has notified Congress of a potential foreign military sale (FMS) of Javelin missiles and associated equipment to Brazil.

The sale has also been approved by the US State Department. It has an estimated value of approximately $74m.

As part of this sale, the Brazilian Government has requested to purchase up to 222 FGM-148 Javelin anti-tank missiles and 33 Javelin command launch units (CLU).

The FMS also includes missile simulation rounds, enhanced producibility basic skills trainers, related equipment and services, as well as other associated components of the logistical and programme support.

In addition, the sale includes technical assistance from the Security Assistance Management Directorate and Tactical Aviation and Ground Munitions Project Office.

The prime contractor for this proposed sale is the Javelin Joint Venture (JJV) between Lockheed Martin and Raytheon.

In a statement, DSCA said: “This proposed sale will support the foreign policy and national security objectives of the US by improving the security of an important regional partner that is an important force for political stability and economic progress in South America.”

Furthermore, this FMS will contribute to enhancing the capabilities of the Brazilian Army to meet future threats by increasing its antiarmor capacity.

Javelin is a shoulder-fired, anti-armour system capable of automatically guiding itself towards the target, once launched.

The weapon system allows the gunner to take cover while avoiding counterfire.

Recently, the US State Department approved a potential $300m FMS of Javelin lightweight command launch units to the UK.

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