The Javelin missile is intended for dismounted gunnery personnel and contains both guided munitions and surveillance systems, Lockheed and Raytheon said Wednesday.
During recent Army tests, the companies reported the Javelin systems acquired and engaged targets at ranges of up to 4,750 meters.
“There were two direct hits on the threat representative target at the extended range,” said Duane Gooden, president of the joint venture and a program director.
Gooden added the companies intend for Javelin to act as a close-combat weapon system and exceed ranges of 2,500 meters.
“Most vehicle requirements are for a missile that can engage a target at 4,000-plus meters,” said Barry James, a joint venture vice president and Javelin program director in Lockheed’s missiles and fire control business.