|Jordan||In Service / On Order||1918 (192 launch units)||$12 million (2001); $388 million (2009)||2004|
|Oman||In Service||200 / 400 (30 launch units)||$48 million (2005); $11 million (2008); $96 million (2012)||2009|
|Qatar||On Order||500||$122 million (requested 2013, finalized 2014)|
|Saudi Arabia||Requested||150 (20 launch units)||$71 million (2010)||Does not appear they were ever purchased|
|United Arab Emirates||In Service||1000 / 260 (100 launch units)||$104 million (2008); $60 million (2011)||2009|
|Country of origin:||United States|
|Manufacturer:||Raytheon and Lockheed Martin (joint venture)|
|Guidance:||Long-wave infrared seeker with passive target acquisition/fire control using integrated day or thermal sight|
|Range:||8,202+ ft (2,500+ m)|
|Missile length:||42.6 inches (108.1 cm)|
|Missile diameter:||5 inches (12.7 cm)|
|Missile weight:||>26 lbs (11.8 kg)|
|Launcher length:||47.2 inches (119.8 cm)|
|Launcher weight:||14.1 lbs (6.4 kg)|
|Total weight:||35 lbs (15.9 kg)|
|Warhead:||Tandem shaped charge – high explosive anti-tank (HEAT)|
|Armor penetration:||98.4 inches (600+ mm)|
|Missile velocity:||460.4 mph (205.8 m/s / 0.6 mach)|
|Launch platform:||Man portable (shoulder-fired or tripod), light armored vehicles, trucks|
|Notes:||Lock on before launch and fire-and-forget capability|
|Top-attack or direct-fire mode allowing for missile to hit where target is least protected|
|Reuseable command launch unit (CLU)|
|Soft-launch with limited back-blast allows for launch from enclosures|
|Capable of targeting slow, low-flying aircraft|
|*number of missiles purchased|
- Lockheed Martin/Raytheon, Product Brochure, “Javelin – Fire-and-Forget Multi-Purpose Combat System,” 2006.
- “Javelin Antitank Missile,” Federation of American Scientists, August 6, 1999.
- Program Executive Office Soldier G5, Strategic Communications Office, “Dual Path Strategy Series: Part II – Soldier Weapons Primer,” United States Army, November 2010.
- David Qi Zhang, “Design and Analysis of the Two-Stage FGM-148 Javelin Anti-Tank Missile,” Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, March 2012.
- “Trade Registers,” Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, 2016.
- Tom Ashby, “UAE and Oman Buy $115m American Anti-Tank Missiles,” The National, July 30, 2008.
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