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US Approves Proposed $260M Sale of Javelin Missiles to Morocco

Javelin Missile

The United States has approved Morocco’s request to purchase Javelin missiles and associated equipment for $260 million.

The proposed government-to-government deal will provide Rabat with 612 Javelin FGM-148F missiles and 200 Javelin Lightweight Command Launch Units, according to the Defense Security Cooperation Agency.

The agreement will also cover the delivery of missile simulation rounds, support equipment, system components, life cycle support and technical assistance, training services, and other elements of logistics and program support to Morocco’s military.

The country expects its armed forces to readily absorb the weapons system, which can be carried by a lone soldier and used to fire guided anti-tank missiles.

The potential foreign military sale will enhance Morocco’s long-term ability to defend its sovereignty and meet its national defense requirements, thus advancing the United States’ foreign policy and national security agenda in North Africa.

The DSCA identified Lockheed Martin and RTX as prime contractors for the FMS deal.

Morocco’s latest proposal to acquire Javelin missiles came after its procurement request in April 2023 for 18 High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems and 40 air-to-ground precision missiles.

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