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.
"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.