defense.gov / Army 2nd Lt. Jamie Douglas

Ukrainian Armed Forces have received the first batch of U.S. Javelin anti-tank missiles, the Ministry of Defense has confirmed on Wednesday.

"On June 16, as part of a pilot project under the U.S. Government's 'International Military Sales' program, Ukraine received the first batch of cargo under the contract signed in December 2019, namely missiles for Javelin anti-tank missile systems and additional equipment totaling over US$27 million," the report reads.

FGM-148E missiles which are one of the latest versions of Javelin system's anti-tank missiles were delivered for the needs of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

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"The project envisages armament supplies to the Armed Forces of Ukraine, its maintenance and related services to train personnel to ensure reliable and efficient operation of anti-tank systems throughout the life cycle," reads the report.

Other military goods will be delivered in 2021-2022 in accordance with the agreements.

As UNIAN reported earlier, the U.S. State Department cleared a potential sale to Ukraine of 16 Mark VI patrol boats and other gear worth US$600 million.