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Lockheed Martin fires Javelin from new turret

15th May 2014 - 11:10 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Lockheed Martin has successfully fired a Javelin missile from a new turret at the Cranfield Ordnance Test & Evaluation Centre (COTEC) in the UK as part of research and development work between Lockheed Martin UK and Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control.

The turret, jointly designed and built, successfully fired a 30mm cannon and a fully integrated Javelin missile. According to the company, this development work is being conducted to support a number of potential business opportunities around the world.

Alan Lines, vice president and managing director, LMUK Ampthill, said: ‘This firing is the culmination of a tremendous amount of cooperation and hard work between the UK and US teams. 

‘The team was able to leverage knowledge gained from other Ground Vehicles programmes, such as the Warrior Capability Sustainment Programme and Scout Specialist vehicle, as well as the US Ground Combat Vehicle and Amphibious Combat Vehicle.’

FGM-148 Javelin

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