Javelin integrated on combat vehicle

June 12, 2012 at 10:34 AM
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PARIS, June 12 (UPI) -- The man-portable anti-tank Javelin missile demonstrated its capability when integrated as a vehicle-borne weapon system and in winter conditions.

The Lockheed Martin and Raytheon Javelin Joint Venture said tests of the system were conducted recently in a live-fire demonstration in Rena, Norway, which was sponsored by the country's Ministry of Defense.

Fired from a Piranha V vehicle -- equipped with a Kongsberg Protector Remote Weapon Station and Javelin Vehicle Launcher electronics -- the missiles struck their targets at distances of about 800 yards and 1,650 yards.

"The live fire tests in Norway demonstrated that Javelin is capable of being deployed on vehicles with remote weapon stations and that the concept is mature and ready for implementation," said Barry James, Javelin Joint Venture vice president and Javelin program director in Lockheed Martin's Missiles and Fire Control business.

JJV said the Norwegian Defense Ministry will evaluate integrating the Javelin on its existing vehicles.

Announcement of the tests were made at the Eurosatory exhibition in Paris.

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