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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