Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Raytheon and Lockheed Martin tapped to upgrade Javelin missile system

The U.S. Army awarded Raytheon and Lockheed Martin’s joint venture company a $14,3 million modification (0003 11) to contract W31P4Q-17-D-0005 for Javelin Weapon System modernization engineering development.

According to a statement issued by the U.S. Department of Defense, announced Thursday, work on the contract will be performed in Tucson, Ariz., with an estimated completion date of September 2020. Army fiscal 2017 and 2018 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $14.3 million were obligated at award.

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 is combat proven and has a greater than 94 percent reliability rate. It can be deployed from multiple platforms and used in all weather, day or night operations.

Scheduled to be in inventory until 2050, the program has developed and demonstrated remote launchers for ground vehicles as well.

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