Javelin Weapon System goes 5-for-5 in Yudh Abhyas trials
Indian Army gunners fire direct hits in first-time use
PARIS, June 17, 2013
PARIS, June 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --As part of the Indian Army and U.S. Army
Yudh Abhyas joint exercise, the Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) and Lockheed
Martin Corporation (NYSE: LMT) Javelin Weapon System proved flawless
performance as an anti-tank guided missile.
Five Javelin missiles fired from the command launch unit achieved five
direct-hits. The Javelins were fired by two U.S. Army gunners from the 82nd
Airborne Division and three Indian Army gunners.
"In recent years, Indian and U.S. gunners have fired a total of 16 Javelin
missiles with 16 direct-hits in multiple Yudh Abhyas joint exercises; the
results speak for themselves," said Duane Gooden, president of the Javelin
Joint Venture and director of the Raytheon Javelin program. "These warfighters
experienced reliability and user friendliness first hand."
Javelin is the world's only shoulder launched, fire-and-forget missile system
that is combat proven and capable of defeating any armored vehicle.
"Javelin provides a key opportunity to strengthen the U.S. and India
relationship, and the Javelin Joint Venture regards it as a high priority. We
are prepared to comply with India's requirement for major defense
procurements," said Barry James, vice president of the Javelin Joint Venture
and Javelin program director at Lockheed Martin.
Javelin is the world's most versatile and lethal one-man-portable, anti-tank,
guided missile 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 13 nations.
About Lockheed Martin Corporation
Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security and
aerospace company that employs about 118,000 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.
Raytheon Company, with 2012 sales of $24 billion and 68,000 employees
worldwide, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense,
security and civil 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 atwww.raytheon.comand follow us on
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