US Army will receive a new Javelin
. The contract was concluded after the new complexes passed qualification tests, consisting of 21 flight tests, according to the portal Defenceworld.net with reference to the message “Lockheed Martin”.
The Javelin FGM-148F missile is equipped with an advanced multipurpose warhead. The warhead has the latest generation of charge, allowing effective penetration of armor, as well as a fragmented steel case, designed to act against unarmored targets and infantry. This is the latest version of the famous anti-tank missile system, which should replace the older FGM-148E (Block I).
Deliveries of Javelin FGM-148F are scheduled for early 2020. Supplies to US allies are possible with the permission of the US administration.
Javelin - American man-portable anti-tank missile system (ATGM). Designed to defeat armored vehicles and low-flying low-speed targets (helicopters, UAVs, landing helicopters). It is the first serial ATGM of the third generation. It has been developed since 1986.