Thailand – Javelin Missiles

Media/Public Contact
pm-cpa@state.gov
Transmittal No
21-53

WASHINGTON, July 30, 2021 - The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign
Military Sale to the Government of Thailand of Javelin Missiles and related equipment for an estimated cost of
$83.5 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying
Congress of this possible sale today.

The Government of Thailand has requested to buy three hundred (300) Javelin FGM-148 Missiles; and fifty
(50) Javelin Command Launch Units (CLU). Also included are Enhanced Producibility Basic Skills Trainers;
missile simulation rounds; Security Assistance Management Directorate (SAMD) Technical Assistance;
Tactical Aviation and Ground Munitions (TAGM) Project Office Technical Assistance; contractor lifecycle
support; spares manuals; batteries/chargers; gunner training; ammunition officer training; OCONUS Modified
Level 2 Maintenance Training; System Inspection and Check Out (SICO); and other related elements of
logistical and program support. The total estimated cost is $83.5 million.

This proposed sale will contribute to the foreign policy and national security objectives of the United States by
improving the security of a Major Non-NATO Ally in Southeast Asia. The Javelin Weapon System will replace
the obsolete 106mm Recoilless Rifles that the Royal Thai Army (RTA) acquired as part of the Military
Assistance Program (MAP) from the Vietnam era. This proposed sale will allow the RTA to modernize their
light anti-tank capability and maintain its current force posture, as well as enhance interoperability with the U.S.
during operations and training exercises. Thailand is a strategic partner committed to contributing to regional
security.

The proposed sale will improve Thailand’s capability to meet current and future threats by improving
Thailand’s long-term defense capacity to defend its sovereignty and territorial integrity. Thailand will have no
difficulty absorbing this equipment into its armed forces.
The proposed sale of this equipment and support will not alter the basic military balance in the region.
The prime contractors will be Raytheon/Lockheed Martin Javelin Joint Venture of Orlando, Florida, and
Tucson, Arizona. Offsets have not been included. Any offset agreements will be defined in negotiations
between the purchaser and the contractor(s).

Implementation of this proposed sale will not require the assignment of U.S. Government or contractor
representatives to Thailand.

There will be no adverse impact on U.S. defense 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.
All questions regarding this proposed Foreign Military Sale should be directed to the State Department's Bureau
of Political Military Affairs, Office of Congressional and Public Affairs, pm-cpa@state.gov.

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