Javelin demonstrates extended range capability in recent tests
ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 6, 2013
ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) and
Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) Javelin Joint Venture recently demonstrated the
ability of the Javelin missile to engage targets beyond its current maximum
range requirements during a series of tests at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.
During the U.S. Army tests, the Javelin system acquired and engaged targets up
to 4,750 meters.
"These tests prove that, under favorable conditions, Javelin can have
reliable, solid performance as a close-combat weapon system well beyond the
current maximum range requirement of 2,500 meters," said Duane Gooden, Javelin
Joint Venture president and Raytheon Javelin program director. "There were two
direct hits on the threat representative target at the extended range."
Demonstrating Javelin's extended range performance will further enhance
survivability of the dismounted Javelin gunner in combat.
"Most vehicle requirements are for a missile that can engage a target at
4,000-plus meters," said Barry James, Javelin Joint Venture vice president and
Javelin program director in Lockheed Martin's Missiles and Fire Control
business. "The results of these tests indicate the fire-and-forget Javelin
missile can potentially be used in both vehicle and dismounted roles."
Javelin is the world's most versatile and lethal one-man-portable, anti-tank,
guided munition and surveillance weapon system. It is made by the Javelin
Joint Venture, a partnership between Raytheon Company and Lockheed Martin.
Javelin has been adopted by international armed forces around the world. It is
currently fielded with the U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps and has also been
approved for foreign military sales to 12 nations.
Raytheon Company, with 2012 sales of $24 billion and 68,000 employees
worldwide, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense,
homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a
history of innovation spanning 91 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art
electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas
of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence
systems; as well as a broad range of mission support services. Raytheon is
headquartered in Waltham, Mass. For more about Raytheon, visit us at
www.raytheon.comand follow us on Twitter @raytheon.
About Lockheed Martin Corporation
Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security and
aerospace company that employs about 120,000 people worldwide and is
principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture,
integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and
services. The Corporation's net sales for 2012 were $47.2 billion. For
additional information, visit our website: http://www.lockheedmartin.com.
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