This was originally posted on the Defense Security Cooperation Agency's website.

WASHINGTON, March 16, 2021 – The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Norway of Javelin FGM-148 Missiles and related equipment for an estimated cost of $36 million.  The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today.

The Government of Norway has requested to buy one hundred twenty (120) Javelin FGM-148 Missiles; and two (2) Javelin FGM-148 Missiles Fly to Buy.  Also included are twenty-four (24) Javelin Block 1 Command Launch Units (CLUs) retrofit kits; spare parts; publications and technical documentation; personnel training; U.S. Government and contractor engineering, technical and logistics support services; and other related elements of logistical and program support.  The estimated total cost is $36 million.

This proposed sale will support the foreign policy goals and national security objectives of the United States by improving the security of a NATO ally which is an important force for political stability and economic progress in Europe.  Norway intends to use the requested armaments to upgrade and increase its current inventory of anti-tank missiles.  These articles will be used in defense operations for both Norway and NATO-led operations.

The proposed sale will improve Norway’s capability to meet current and future threats by improving Norway’s anti-tank capability and continuing to enhance their surface-to- surface missile capability.  This proposed sale will allow Norway to employ its armed forces more effectively in the ground domain and continue its defensive support of NATO’s northern flank.  Norway will have no difficulty absorbing these weapons into its armed forces.

The proposed sale of this equipment and support will not alter the basic military balance in the region.

The prime contractors will be Raytheon/Lockheed Martin Javelin Joint Venture of Orlando, Florida, and Tucson, Arizona.  Any offset agreements will be defined in negotiations between the purchaser and the contractor(s).   

Implementation of this proposed sale will not require the assignment of any additional U.S. Government or contractor representatives to Norway.

There will be no adverse impact on U.S. defense readiness as a result of this proposed sale.

This notice of a potential sale is required by law.  The description and dollar value is for the highest estimated quantity and dollar value based on initial requirements.  Actual dollar value will be lower depending on final requirements, budget authority, and signed sales agreement(s), if and when concluded.

All questions regarding this proposed Foreign Military Sale should be directed to the State Department’s Bureau of Political Military Affairs, Office of Congressional and Public Affairs, pm-cpa@state.gov.

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