US delivered FGM-148 Javelin anti-tank missiles to Lithuania

Read: 780     12:22     07 August 2020    

Lithuania buys additional FGM-148 Javelin anti-tank missiles from US worth over $ 31 million. The army plans to purchase more anti-tank missiles from the U.S. for $ 104 million in the next decade, Lithuanian Ministry of Defence reports.


The Raytheon/Lockheed Martin FGM-148 Javelin is a man-portable fire-and-forget anti-tank missile fielded to replace the M47 Dragon anti-tank missile. It uses automatic infrared guidance that allows the user to seek cover immediately after launch, as opposed to wire-guided systems, like the Dragon, which require the user to actively guide the weapon throughout the engagement. The Javelin's HEAT warhead is capable of defeating modern tanks by attacking them from above where their armor is thinnest and is also useful against fortifications in a direct attack flight.

More than 45,000 missiles and 12,000 sighting and launching devices have been produced so far. The developers continue to improve the ATGM to ensure effective defeat of new threats.

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US delivered FGM-148 Javelin anti-tank missiles to Lithuania

Read: 781     12:22     07 August 2020    

Lithuania buys additional FGM-148 Javelin anti-tank missiles from US worth over $ 31 million. The army plans to purchase more anti-tank missiles from the U.S. for $ 104 million in the next decade, Lithuanian Ministry of Defence reports.


The Raytheon/Lockheed Martin FGM-148 Javelin is a man-portable fire-and-forget anti-tank missile fielded to replace the M47 Dragon anti-tank missile. It uses automatic infrared guidance that allows the user to seek cover immediately after launch, as opposed to wire-guided systems, like the Dragon, which require the user to actively guide the weapon throughout the engagement. The Javelin's HEAT warhead is capable of defeating modern tanks by attacking them from above where their armor is thinnest and is also useful against fortifications in a direct attack flight.

More than 45,000 missiles and 12,000 sighting and launching devices have been produced so far. The developers continue to improve the ATGM to ensure effective defeat of new threats.

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