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US DSCA Approves Javelin LWCLU Sale To UK

An Eesti Scout uses an FGM-148 Javelin's CLU (Command Launch Unit) as an observation device during KT21 [©Bob Morrison]

The US DSCA (Defense Security Cooperation Agency) has announced approval for a c. $300 million Javelin LWCLU sale to the UK.


DSCA Press Release, Washington DC, 01 August 2022: The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of the United Kingdom of Javelin Lightweight Command Launch Units (LWCLUs) for an estimated cost of $300 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today.

The Government of the United Kingdom has requested to buy five hundred thirteen (513) Javelin Lightweight Command Launch Units (LWCLUs). Also included are Javelin LWCLU Basic Skills Trainers (BSTs); Javelin Outdoor Trainers (JOTs); Javelin Vehicle Launcher Electronics (JVL-Es); Javelin LWCLU Train the Trainer Package; Lifecycle Support; System Integration and Check out (SICO); Javelin Operator Manual; Technical Assistance (TAGM); and other related elements of logistical and programme support. The total estimated programme cost is $300 million.

Library image of a British Army Javelin LFATGWS team operationally deployed in Estonia ~ the Lightweight Command Launch Unit is 35% smaller and 50% lighter than the in-service CLU [© Carl Schulze]

This proposed sale will support the foreign policy goals and national security objectives of the United States by improving the security of a NATO ally that is a force for political stability and economic progress in Europe. The proposed sale will improve the United Kingdom’s capability to meet current and future threats. The United Kingdom will use the enhanced capability to strengthen its homeland defence and deter regional threats. The United Kingdom will have no difficulty absorbing this equipment and services into its armed forces. The proposed sale of this equipment and support will not alter the basic military balance in the region.

The principal contractor will be the Javelin Joint Venture (JJV). 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 US Government or contractor representatives to the United Kingdom. There will be no adverse impact on US defence readiness as a result of this proposed sale.

This notice of a potential sale is required by law. The description and dollar value is for the highest estimated quantity and dollar value based on initial requirements. Actual dollar value will be lower depending on final requirements, budget authority, and signed sales agreement(s), if and when concluded.

[© US DoD]


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