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Lithuania receives additional missiles for Javelin

22nd February 2019 - 16:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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The Lithuanian armed forces have received additional missiles worth $20 million for the US-manufactured Javelin anti-tank defence systems, the Lithuanian Ministry of National Defence announced on 19 February 2019.

The additional systems will be provided to units of the Lithuanian Land Force. 

Capable of destroying modern, explosive reactor armour-fitted main battle tanks at a distance of 2.5km, the Javelin medium-range anti-tank missile system entered service in 1996. The man-portable fire-and-forget missile automatically guides itself to the target after launch, and its soft launch capability means that it can be safely fired from inside buildings and bunkers. Its tandem warhead is capable of attacking its target straight on, or from 150m above to strike at weak points such as a tank hatch.  

The US is Lithuania’s strategic partner and the main ally ensuring security of the Baltic region.

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