Army orders electro-optically guided anti-armor missiles for Lithuania and Taiwan in $175.9 million deal
Javelin is designed to destroy main battle tanks, armored personnel carriers, other armored combat vehicles, buildings, and enemy helicopters.
Apr 30th, 2021
Javelin 30 April 2021
REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. – Missiles experts at Lockheed Martin Corp. and Raytheon Co., are building Javelin anti-armor missiles for the militaries of Lithuania and Taiwan under terms of a $175.9 million order announced Tuesday.
Officials of the Army Contracting Command at Redstone Arsenal, Ala., are asking the Raytheon/Lockheed Martin Javelin Joint Venture based in Tucson, Ariz., to build Javelin weapon systems for Lithuania and Taiwan under the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program.
The electro-optically guided Javelin anti-armor weapon is an infantry fire-and-forget missile with lock-on before launch and automatic self-guidance designed to destroy main battle tanks, armored personnel carriers, and other armored combat vehicles. The missile also is effective against buildings and enemy helicopters.https://www.militaryaerospace.com/sensors/article/14202367/missiles-electrooptically-antiarmor