The U.S. Department of Defense said that the United States has sent 5,500 Javelin anti-tank rocket systems to Ukraine.
“As of April 14, the U.S. has committed implicit 5,500 Javelin anti-armor systems to Ukraine since Russia’s unprovoked penetration began,” the DoD said successful a Twitter station Thursday.
Pentagon gives Ukrainian Soldiers Javelin anti-armor systems arsenic portion of efforts to bolster the country’s defenses against Russia. The shoulder-fired Javelin automatically guides its projectile to the target, allowing the gunner to instrumentality screen instantly aft firing and debar being deed by counterfire.
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Produced by defence contractors Raytheon and Lockheed Martin, Javelin tin decision a wide spectrum of adjacent combat threats providing fire-and-forget technology.
Ukraine’s equipped forces person an urgent request for much of these peculiar weapons amid the ongoing Russian penetration of Ukraine.
Ukrainian forces person besides received thousands of different anti-tank weapons, including British NLAWs, Swedish-made AT4s and Carl-Gustavs, German Panzerfausts and Spanish Instalaza C90s.