US Army Awards Contract for Full Rate Production of Javelin Weapon Systems

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US Army Awards Contract for Full Rate Production of Javelin Weapon Systems
Javelin Weapon System

The U.S. Army awarded Javelin JV $47.24 million for full rate production of the Javelin weapon system.

Work will be performed in Tucson, Arizona, with an estimated completion date of August 31, 2023.

The Javelin was developed and is being produced by the Javelin Joint Venture between Lockheed Martin and Raytheon. These missiles are shoulder-fired intended to take down tanks, armored vehicles and low flying aircraft. Using an arched top-attack profile, Javelin climbs above its target for improved visibility and then strikes where the armor is weakest. To fire, the gunner places a cursor over the selected target. The Javelin command launch unit then sends a lock-on-before-launch signal to the missile. With its soft launch design, Javelin can be fired from inside buildings or bunkers.

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