Javelin anti-tank missile proved its ability to hit a target beyond the stated maximum firing range during a series of tests of the U.S. Army. During tests on Eglin AFB USAF (Fla.) missile successfully hit targets at a distance 4750 m
Increased firing range will allow, is expected to enhance the survival of Javelin gunner during the fighting. President JJV (Javelin Joint Venture) and director of Raytheon’s Javelin applets Duane Gooden (Duane Gooden) said that during the tests the increased firing range missile hit the target twice with a direct hit.
«These tests have shown that under suitable criteria, Javelin can hit targets far beyond the stated maximum firing of 2,500 meters,» said Gooden ..
Vice president and director of programs from JVV Javelin company Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, James Barry (Barry James) said that the U.S. Army sought to make the mobile version of Javelin with a range of over 4000 meters. «The test results showed that the missile Javelin, acting on the principle of» fire and forget «, can be applied as from the vehicle, and with portable units,» James said.
Portable guided missile FGM-148 Javelin with automatic guidance is designed to equip infantry to fight against armored targets.
Approved for sale by the band FMS (Foreign Military Sales) 12 zabugornye countries rocket used extensively Army and USMC during the conflict in Iraq in 2003, also in Afghanistan.