Australian Army soldiers from Direct Fire Support Weapons (DFSW) Platoon of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (1RAR), fire the Javelin Missile System. *** Local Caption *** In June 2014 Townsville-based 3rd Brigade (3BDE) conducted a Combined Arms Training Activity (CATA) in the Townsville Field Training Area in order to prepare for Exercise HAMEL. The CATA focused on the conduct of high end, mid-intensity Foundation War Fighting concluding with a brigade level live fire as the final activity. The 3rd Brigade is at the forefront of force modernisation programs designed to create a more potent and versatile fighting force. 3rd Brigade is in the Ready Phase of Army’s Force Generation Cycle and will provide the bulk of individuals and force elements to known operations and contingency tasking.

U.S. Army Awards The Javelin Joint Venture $311M Production Contract

The U.S. Army awarded the Javelin Joint Venture a production contract for Javelin missiles and associated equipment and services with total value of $311 million. This contract provides procurement of Javelin systems and production support for the U.S. Army and international customers Lithuania and Jordan. The contract also includes more than 1,800 Javelins that will replenish rounds sent to Ukraine.

Javelin is developed and produced by the Javelin Joint Venture (JJV) between Raytheon Missiles & Defense in Tucson, Arizona and Lockheed Martin in Orlando, Florida.

With usage increasing across the globe, the Javelin Joint Venture is working closely with the Army to meet these increased demands and deliver this critical precision weapon system to domestic and international customers. Our team continues to remain committed to delivering reliable and battle-proven products that demonstrate performance excellence.

Dave Pantano, Javelin Joint Venture vice president and Lockheed Martin Javelin program director

Javelin is a versatile, one-man-portable and multi-purpose weapon system that provides the capability to defeat a broad spectrum of threats under all conditions. It employs fire-and-forget missile guidance technology over its entire engagement envelope, affording the highest level of survivability to the user.

As Javelin continues to demonstrate its reliability and effectiveness, its reputation as the premier battle-proven, fire-and-forget precision anti-armor weapon grows. Our commitment to delivering this exceptional weapon system to global ground forces is unwavering.

Marek Wolert, Javelin Joint Venture president and Raytheon Missiles & Defense’s Javelin program director

To date, the Javelin Joint Venture has produced more than 50,000 Javelin missiles and more than 12,000 reusable Command Launch Units. Javelin is expected to remain in the U.S. weapon arsenal until 2050 and is subject to continual upgrades to support evolving operational needs.

Source: Lockheed Martin news release

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