FGM-148 Javelin

Operator: Status: Number*: Cost: Acquired:
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
General Specs
Country of origin: United States
Manufacturer: Raytheon and Lockheed Martin (joint venture)
Introduced: 1997
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


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