Saudi Arabia to Buy Javelin Missiles from US

23 November 2010 (Last Updated November 23rd, 2010 18:30)

The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency has notified Congress of a possible sale of 150 Javelin guided missiles and associated equipment, parts and logistical support to Saudi Arabia. Under the $71m foreign military sale, Saudi Arabia will also receive 12 fly-to-buy missiles and 20 ja

The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency has notified Congress of a possible sale of 150 Javelin guided missiles and associated equipment, parts and logistical support to Saudi Arabia.

Under the $71m foreign military sale, Saudi Arabia will also receive 12 fly-to-buy missiles and 20 javelin command launch units (CLUs) with integrated day / thermal sight, containers and missile simulation rounds.

The package also includes the enhanced producibility basic skills trainer (EPBST), rechargeable and non-rechargeable batteries, battery dischargers and chargers, coolant units and support equipment as well as spare and repair parts.

Saudi Arabia will use the missiles as a deterrent to regional threats and to strengthen its homeland defence.

Raytheon and Lockheed will be the prime contractors.