|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