|The french army is going to receive Javelin missiles for its troops in A-Stan (76 firing posts and 380 missiles) to replace the Milan. This procurement program will cost 70 m?.
This decision was highly criticized: the army had wished for the israli Spike ER missile, but the DGA chose otherwise.
I wasn't able to find sufficient data on internet to compare the 2: from what I understood, they are extremely similar.
Can someone explain me why would the DGA choose the more expensive Javelin over the Spike ER (30 M? for the same amount of Spike fire posts and missiles). What are the difference between the 2??
I have the feeling that this decision is purely political (let's not upset our arab friends)
Thank you for your answers and explanations