The US Javelin Anti-Tank Missiles Successfully Tested by Ukrainian Military

The Javelin Anti-Tank Missiles were delivered to Ukraine at the end of April. The weapon is provided to strengthen Ukrainian defense potential

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23.05.2018

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The Javelin is a shoulder-launched missile system with a capability of destroying both enemy armor and slow flying aircraft. Its command launch unit can also be used as a thermal surveillance system.

President and Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko visited the military training area and checked the readiness of the Ukrainian Armed Forces to use the US anti-tank missile complexes “Javelin”.

“Finally this day has come! Today, on May 22, for the first time in Ukraine, the trial of Javelin anti-tank complexes of the third generation took place. I am convinced that today, combat capabilities of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, missile troops and artillery have grown significantly,” said Ukrainian President.

The US State Department has provided the sale of anti-tank Javelin missiles to Ukraine early this spring and declared that “the Javelin system will help Ukraine build its long-term defense capacity to defend its sovereignty and territorial integrity in order to meet its national defense requirements.

Source president.gov.ua
date 23.05.2018
categories Ukraine
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