WASHINGTON, November 30, 2009 – The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress today of a possible Foreign Military Sale to Jordan of JAVELIN Anti-Tank Guided Missiles, Fly-to-Buy Missiles, JAVELIN Command Launch Units (CLUs) with Integrated Day/Thermal Sight and associated parts, equipment, training and logistical support for a complete package worth approximately $388 million.
The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan has requested a possible sale of 1808 JAVELIN Anti-Tank Guided Missiles, 18 Fly-to-Buy Missiles, 162 JAVELIN Command Launch Units (CLUs) with Integrated Day/Thermal Sight, containers, missile simulation rounds, enhanced basic skills trainer (EPBST), rechargeable and non-rechargeable batteries, battery dischargers and chargers, and coolant units, support equipment, spare and repair parts, publications and technical data, U.S. Government and contractor engineering and logistics personnel services, and other related elements of logistics support. The estimated cost is $388 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 Major Non-NATO Ally which has been, and continues to be, an important force for political stability and economic progress in the Middle East.
The proposed sale will improve Jordan’s capability to meet current and future threats. Jordan will use the enhanced capability as a deterrent to regional threats and to strengthen its homeland defense. Jordan, which already has Javelin Anti-Tank missiles in its inventory, will have no difficulty absorbing these additional missiles.
The proposed sale of this equipment and support will not alter the basic military balance in the region.
The prime contractor will be a Javelin Joint Venture of Raytheon of Tucson, Arizona and Lockheed Martin of Orlando, Florida. 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 Jordan.
There will be no adverse impact on the 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.