Wednesday, November 26, 2014

FGM-148F Javelin

FGM-148F Javelin (Anti-tank missile) – 950

In service: 1996-present
Designer: Texas Instruments and Martin Marietta (now Raytheon and Lockheed Martin)
Designed: June 1989
Manufacturer: Raytheon and Lockheed Martin
Unit cost: $246,000(FY2014)
Produced: 1996-present

Weight: 22.3 kg (carry weight)
Detachable CLU: 6.4 kg
Length Missile: 1.1 m
Launch tube: 1.2 m
Missile – 127 mm;
Launch tube – 142 mm;

Crew: 2
Effective firing range: 75 to 2500 m
Maximum firing range: 4,750 m
Warhead: Tandem shaped charge HEAT
Warhead weight: 8.4 kg

Detonation mechanism: Impact force
Engine: Solid fuel rocket
Guidance system: Imaging infrared (IIR)

To make the Javelin more useful in these scenarios, the Aviation and Missile Research, Development, and Engineering Center developed a multi-purpose warhead (MPWH) for the FGM-148F. While it is still lethal against tanks, the new warhead has a naturally fragmenting steel warhead case that provides double the effectiveness against personnel due to enhanced fragmentation. The MPWH does not add weight or cost and has a lighter composite missile mid-body to enable drop-in replacement to current Javelin tubes.

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