On March 29th, according to a local media report, U.S. Defense Department officials recently revealed that the Pentagon will accelerate production of Stinger anti-aircraft missiles and Javelin anti-tank missiles to support Ukrainian forces fighting the Russian invasion.
On its recent military assistance wish list, Ukraine needs US to provide 500 Javelin anti-tank missiles and 500 Stinger anti-craft missiles every day. By March 7th, the US and other NATO members had sent about 17,000 anti-tank missiles and 2,000 anti-aircraft missiles to Ukraine, and that number has been increasing continuously.
The White House has now coordinated with a major U.S. defense contractor, Raytheon and awarded a $320 million production contract to produce Stinger anti-aircraft missiles. Meanwhile, Lockheed Martin, the manufacturer of the Javelin anti-tank missiles, is in full production mode, and its annual production is expected to exceed 6,000.