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Sunday, March 20, 2011

FGM-148 Javelin (Missiles)

FGM-148 Javelin
U.S. Army soldiers firing an FGM-148 Javelin.
Type Anti-tank missile
Place of origin United States
Service history
In service 1996–present
Used by See Users
Wars Operation Enduring Freedom (2001–present)
Operation Iraqi Freedom / Operation New Dawn (2003–present)
Production history
Designer Texas Instruments and Martin Marietta
(now Raytheon and Lockheed Martin)
Designed June 1989
Manufacturer Raytheon and Lockheed Martin
Unit cost $40,000 (£20,000) (missile); $125,000 (reusable Command Launch Unit)
Produced 1996–present
Weight Missile: 11.8 kg (26 lb)
CLU: 6.4 kg (14.1 lb)
Length Missile: 1.1 m (43 in)
Launch tube: 1.2 m (47 in)
Diameter Missile: 127 mm (5.0 in)
Launch tube: 142 mm (5.6 in)
Crew 2

Effective range 75 to 2500 m
Warhead Tandem shaped charge HEAT
Warhead weight 8.4 kg (18.5 lb)
Impact force

Engine Solid fuel rocket
Imaging infrared (IIR)

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