Sale of Javelin anti-armor missile systems to Thai Army approved

The shoulder-fired weapon will replace the obsolete 106mm recoilless rifle, enabling the Southeast Asian Army to modernize its anti-tank capabilities 

Sale of Javelin anti-armor missile systems to Thai Army approved

Photo: Sgt. 1st Class Ben Houtkooper/U.S. Army

The U.S. State Department has approved the sale of 300 Javelin FGM-148 anti-tank missiles and 50 Javelin Command Launch Units to the Thai Army for an estimated cost of $83.5 million.

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency announced that the Javelin Weapon System will replace the obsolete 106mm Recoilless Rifles that the Royal Thai Army (RTA) acquired as part of the Military Assistance Program from the Vietnam era.  This proposed sale will allow the RTA to modernize their light anti-tank capability and maintain its current force posture, as well as enhance interoperability with the U.S. during operations and training exercises, the agency said. 

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