Raytheon/Lockheed Martin Javelin J.V. awarded USD 95Mn contract for missiles

The US Army Contracting Command has awarded Raytheon/Lockheed Martin Javelin JV, Tucson, Arizona, a $94.9 million modification (PZ0095) to foreign military sales (France, Taiwan, Jordan, Qatar, Turkey, and Lithuania) contract W31P4Q-13-C-0129 for Javelin weapon system deliverables including rounds, command launch units, and battery coolant unit spares. Work will be performed in Tucson, Arizona, with an estimated completion date of August 31, 2020.

Raytheon Lockheed Martin Javelin J V awarded USD 95 Mn contract for missiles
The FGM-148 Javelin is used by 20 armies around the world (Picture source: Lockheed/Martin - US Army )

The Javelin system was developed and is built by a joint venture formed by Raytheon and Lockheed Martin. The FGM-148 Javelin is a portable anti-tank guided missile based on a fire-and-forget medium-range missile system. 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 currently use the 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.