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JV completes Javelin upgrade as Poland becomes latest FMS customer

11th May 2020 - 17:00 GMT | by Scott Gourley, Michal Jarocki in California & Warsaw


The Javelin Joint Venture team, comprising Raytheon Missiles & Defense and Lockheed Martin, has completed the first production Javelin F-Model (FGM-148F) ATGM.

The F-model is the latest version of the missile system that has been used extensively in combat operations in Afghanistan and Iraq, with US and coalition forces using the Javelin in more than 5,000 engagements since its initial deployment in 1996.

The system has a range from 65m to 4km under most operational conditions.

Speaking at a press briefing on 6 May, Javelin Joint Venture president Marek Wolert outlined the basic Javelin system as ‘a versatile, one man-portable and platform-employed

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Scott Gourley


Scott Gourley

Scott Gourley is a US-based writer on defence and security issues. A former US Army …

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Michal Jarocki


Michal Jarocki

Michal Jarocki is a Shephard correspondent based in Warsaw, Poland. He is reporting on military …

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