Pentagon allocates $300 million for production of Javelin anti-tank missile systems for Ukraine

The Pentagon has allocated about $308 million dollars to manufacture Javelin man-portable, anti-tank missile systems for other countries, including Ukraine, according to the list of contracts concluded by the US Department of Defense.

The American companies Raytheon and Lockheed Martin will manufacture the systems, which will then be given to the armed forces of Australia, Lithuania, Taiwan, Turkey, Ukraine and Estonia. The work will be carried out in Arizona until the end of August 2021.

In 2017, Washington approved the supply of lethal weapons to Kyiv, including the Javelin anti-tank missile systems. Despite repeated requests from Ukraine, the previous administration of Barack Obama refused to do so. Some Javelins have already been delivered to Ukraine. American specialists will provide training on how to use them.

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