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Javelin Lockheed Martin Anti-tank infrared guided missile
 
 
 
FGM-148 Javelin infrared anti-tank guided missile technical data sheet description information intelligence identification pictures photos images Raytheon Lockheed Martin
 
Description
The Javelin system was developed and is built by a joint venture formed by Raytheon and Lockheed Martin. The FGM-148 Javelin is an American-made man-portable anti-tank guided missile and employable fire-and-forget medium-range missile system. Designed to take the fight to the enemy, the compact, lightweight Javelin is ideally suited for one-soldier operation in all environments. The Javelin has been combat proven in Afghanistan and Iraq by U.S. and allied soldiers, Marines and Special Forces. Eleven countries have selected Javelin to meet anti-armor requirements. The Javelin has secondary capabilities against helicopters and ground-fighting positions. Its direct-attack capability will engage targets with overhead cover or in bunkers. Its "soft launch" allows employment from within buildings and enclosed fighting positions. The soft launch signature limits the gunner's exposure to the enemy, thus increasing survivability. French Army instructors will launch their first U.S. Javelin missile for practice on Dec. 16 at the Canjuers base, a step forward in plans to rapidly deploy the weapon in the Afghan theater, a U.S. official said and the French Army has confirmed.
 
Contact
Lockheed Martin Corporation
Missiles and Fire Control
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Phone: +1 (407) 356-4464
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Technical Data
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Firing Unit
The Javelin system consists of the CLU (Command Launch Unit) and the missile. The CLU, with a carry weight of 6.4kg, incorporates a passive target acquisition and fire control unit with an integrated day sight and a thermal imaging sight. The gunner's controls for the missile system are on the CLU. The day sight is equipped with x4 magnification and the night sight with x4 and x9 magnification optics. The Javelin command launch unit then sends a lock-on-before-launch signal to the missile. With its soft-launch design, Javelin can be safely fired from inside buildings or bunkers.
Missile
The Javelin missile’s tandem warhead is a high-explosive antitank round. This round utilizes an explosive shaped charge to create a jet of superplasticity deformed metal formed from trumpet-shaped metallic liners. The result is a high velocity jet that can penetrate armor. The Javelin missile has a maximum range of 2,500 m using fire-and-forget missile with lock-on before launch and automatic self-guidance.
Operation
The missile has a small thermal imaging TV camera in the nose and a computer that is sufficiently sophisticated that once locked onto a tank, it will follow it autonomously, even if it is moving. The missile is designed to attack the topside of a tank where the armor is thinner. After launch, the missile climbs to a 330-660 ft altitude and dives at a 45-degree angle. The warhead is a tandem shaped-charge for penetrating explosive reactive armor. The first charge detonates the armor and the second penetrates the vehicle. The Javelin can defeat any known enemy armor.
Javelin’s long-wave IR seeker enables it to engage in obscurants and reduced visibility and resists countermeasures. Its versatility makes it effective against tanks, bunkers, buildings, small boats, and slow-moving helicopters. It is adaptable to many platforms, including tripods, trucks, light armored vehicles, and remotely piloted vehicles.
Accessories
 The first view is a 4× magnification day view. It is mainly used to scan areas for light during night operation because light is not visible in the thermal views. The second view is the 4x magnification night view, and shows the gunner a thermal representation of the area viewed. This is also the primary view used due to its ability to detect infrared radiation and find both troops and vehicles otherwise too well hidden to detect. The third view is a 9x magnification thermal view. This process is similar to the automatic zoom feature on most modern cameras.
 
Specifications
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Type of weapons
Anti-tank guided missile
Producer
Raytheon / Lockheed Martin
Country users
Australia, France, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Canada, Czech Republic, India,Ireland, Jordan, Lithuania, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Hong Kong.
Operators
2 soldiers
Accessories
Imaging infra-red and Magnification 4x day and 4x or 9x thermal
Guidance
Passive target acquisition/ fire control with integrated day/thermal sight
Weight Missile
11,8 kg
Diameter
126 mm
Weight Firing Post
6,4 kg
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Lenght
1.08 m
Range missile
2500 m
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Warhead
Tandem shaped charge
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FGM-148 Javelin infrared anti-tank guided missile technical data sheet description information intelligence identification pictures photos images Raytheon Lockheed Martin
 

FGM-148 Javelin infrared anti-tank guided missile technical data sheet description information intelligence identification pictures photos images Raytheon Lockheed Martin

FGM-148 Javelin infrared anti-tank guided missile technical data sheet description information intelligence identification pictures photos images Raytheon Lockheed Martin
 
Pictures - Video
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Video Javelin anti-tank guided missile fire-and-forget multi-purpose combat system

 
 
 

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