Stepan Poltorak said that after February 2, it will have information about when the Armed forces of Ukraine will have to adopt the Javelin. The Minister of defence said in a comment to “112 Ukraine”.
To a journalist’s question about exactly when you should expect the delivery Javelin from the United States, the Minister said:
“Sure I’ll understand it after my visit on 2 February in Washington.”
Recall that the APU has received orders to prepare for the adoption of such systems into service.
12 December 2017, the US President, Donald trump has signed the defense budget for the 2018 fiscal year. The document provides for the granting Ukraine $ 350 million. defense assistance, including authorizing the transferability of lethal weapons.
In addition, the funds will be used for training military medics, and the strengthening of combat readiness of air and naval forces. Also for the first time at the legislative level it is proposed to provide Ukraine the following defensive tools: radar air defense and surveillance of the surface situation, naval anti-mine vehicles, ships, coastal actions, and coast guard.
Javelin — American portable antitank missile complex (ATRA). Designed to destroy armored vehicles and low-flying low-speed targets (helicopters, UAVs, coming on Board propeller driven aircraft). The cost of one set, complete with 6 missiles, is 1.3 million dollars.