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How Javelin missile launcher upgrades are increasing lethality of ground troops

30th November 2022 - 16:00 GMT | by Flavia Camargos Pereira in Kansas City


A screenshot from a video showing the Javelin LWCLU firing a Stinger missile. (Image: Raytheon)

Recently demonstrated to the US Army, the latest Javelin Lightweight Command Launch Unit reduces soldiers’ burden and enhances their lethality.

Entering low-rate initial production this year, the Javelin Lightweight Command Launch Unit (LWCLU) fired a Stinger missile during a live demonstration as part of Project Convergence 2022.

Conducted at the US Army's Yuma Proving Ground (Arizona) on 20 October, the test involved the use of UAVs, which were cued by radar to the LWCLU.

Featuring advanced capabilities, the LWCLU was designed to provide a more capable system than the FGM-148 Javelin antitank weapon's launcher, in addition to reducing the burden on soldiers and enhancing their lethality.

It allows for standalone ISR missions and is one-third the size of its predecessor, weighing

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Flavia Camargos Pereira


Flavia Camargos Pereira

Flavia Camargos Pereira is a land reporter at Shephard Media. She joined the company in …

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