U.S. AirTronic will continue supplying Ukrainian troops with PSRLs
The U.S. company AirTronic in 2018 and 2019 will continue supplying Ukraine's Armed Forces with 40mm anti-tank tank precision shoulder-fired rocket launchers (PSRLs).
"Deliveries of 40-mm anti-tank grenade launchers … will continue in 2018-2019," the Kyiv-based Interfax-Ukraine reported on Thursday.
The purchase of the upgraded U.S. analogue of the Soviet RPG-1 anti-tank grenade launchers in the interests of the country's security agencies was ensured by Spectechnoexport under an agreement signed with the U.S. company in 2016, on the basis of a special export license of the U.S. State Department and in agreement with the Ukrainian authorized state bodies.
As reported, in November 2017, the U.S. Senate approved the bill on the "U.S. budget for 2018 on the needs of national defense," which contains permission to allocate $350 million to provide security assistance to Ukraine. In March 2018 the U.S. Department of State approved deliveries to Ukraine of the Javelin anti-tank missile system.