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    Mosbacher on the sale of Javelin missiles to Poland

    The sale of the Javelin anti-tank missile launchers to Poland, which the State Department has agreed to, will contribute to the modernization of the Polish army, US Ambassador Georgette Mosbacher said.

    On Wednesday, the State Department approved the potential sale of 79 launchers and 180 Javelin missiles with accompanying equipment to Poland. The total contract value may amount to a maximum of USD 100 million. The weapon would be sent to Territorial Defense Forces, which would gain the ability to perform anti-tank operations. It is also intended to maintain the skills of reserve soldiers. “Security is our common priority and the cornerstone of the American-Polish alliance,” Mosbacher wrote on Twitter. Javelin is a portable “shoot and forget” weapon designed for short-distance combat.

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