Themissile recently demonstrated the ability to engage targets beyond its current maximum range requirements. During the U.S. Army tests, the system acquired and engaged targets up to 4,750 meters. This capability would position the missile to better fit with remote weapon station (such as the Protector) where more powerful target acquisition systems are readily supporting extended range, while the weapon itself was not originally designed to perform at the longer range.
Most vehicle requirements are for a missile that can engage a target at 4,000-plus meters,” said Barry James, Javelin Joint Venture vice president and Javelin program director in’s and Fire Control business. “The results of these tests indicate the fire-and-forget Javelin missile can potentially be used in both vehicle and dismounted roles.”
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