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Lockheed-Raytheon Javelin JV Wins Contract For 2,100 F-model Missiles
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Lockheed Martin and Raytheon's Javelin Joint Venture has won a contract for 2,100 F-model (FGM-148F) missiles.

The contract was awarded after the JV passed qualification test program that included 21 flight tests, Lockheed Martin said in a statement Wednesday.

The contract launches the initial full-rate production agreement for the Javelin F-Model missile, replacing the Javelin FGM-148E (Block I).

The Javelin FGM-148F missile features an advanced multipurpose warhead (MPWH) as part of the man portable, fire-and-forget Javelin missile system. The MPWH incorporates the latest generation shaped charged technology to defeat advanced armored threats while adding a fragmenting steel warhead case to improve lethality against soft targets and light armored vehicles.

The Javelin F-Model round deliveries are planned for early 2020 and will be available for international allies, with US government permission. 

There are also funded efforts underway to develop a higher performance Lightweight Command Launch Unit (CLU) and FGM-148G Model missile to improve system performance while reducing weight and lowering system cost.

Javelin is one-man-portable and platform-employed anti-tank and multi-target precision weapon system.

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