Ukraine would like to purchase more Javelin anti-tank missile systems from the U.S. as Radio Liberty reported citing William Taylor, the chargé d’affaires of U.S. in Ukraine.
According to him, Ukraine appealed to the U.S. with the request on sale of greater amount of Javelin anti-tank missile systems.
Ukraine “would like to purchase more Javelin” with the defensive purpose on within U.S. Department of Defense program of foreign military sales as the American diplomat specified.
As it was reported earlier, the U.S. State Department announced the Javelin anti-tank missile system delivery to Ukraine.
In January 2019, that president of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko stated that the Ukrainian military have not yet applied Javelins.
Ukraine since the beginning of Russia's military aggression in the spring of 2014 was negotiating with the United States on the supply of lethal weapons. Previously, Washington supplied Kiev with only non-lethal assistance (including armored Humvee cars, RQ-11B Raven drones, and counterbattery radars) and helped in the training of Ukrainian servicemen.
Javelin is the American man-portable missile launchers. It is designed to take down the enemy ground vehicles, drones and helicopters. The price of one unit, including the payload of six missiles, makes 1.3 million U.S. dollars.