Pilum High: The Javelin Anti-Armor Missile

Javelin ATGM, Yudh Abhyas 2009

India firing
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January 16/24: Kosovo The US government approved a potential sale of hundreds of Javelin anti-tank missiles to Kosovo for an estimated cost of $75 million. The Republic of Kosovo has requested to buy 246 Javelin missiles and 24 lightweight command launch units, among other items, the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency said in a statement released on January 11.



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Javelin, firing (click to view full) The FGM-148 Javelin missile system aimed to solve 2 key problems experienced by American forces. One was a series of disastrous experiences in Vietnam, trying to use 66mm M72 LAW rockets against old Soviet tanks. A number of replacement options like the Mk 153 SMAW and the AT4/M136 spun […]

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