Javelin Joint Venture wins $214 million to produce Javelin Weapon System for U.S. Army surveillance, situational awareness

TUCSON, Ariz., 7 Oct. 2009. The Raytheon Company - Lockheed Martin Javelin Joint Venture won a $214 million U.S. Army contract to produce the Javelin Close Combat Weapon System. The contract includes the Javelin missile, command launch units (CLUs), and training and field support.

Oct 7th, 2009

TUCSON, Ariz., 7 Oct. 2009. The Raytheon Company - Lockheed Martin Javelin Joint Venture won a $214 million U.S. Army contract to produce the Javelin Close Combat Weapon System. The contract includes the Javelin missile, command launch units (CLUs), and training and field support.

Javelin is the world's first man-portable, fire-and-forget, medium-range missile system, reveals a representative. The compact, lightweight missile is designed for one-soldier operations in virtually all environments. The Javelin enhances direct-fire capability against armored vehicles, buildings, and field fortifications, he continues.

"The Javelin missile continues to provide the U.S. Army with a weapon that has been proved in irregular and conventional warfare," says Duane Gooden, program director of Raytheon's Javelin program and president of the Javelin Joint Venture.

"The Javelin CLU gives the warfighter critical surveillance and situational awareness," says Barry James, Lockheed Martin Javelin program director and Javelin Joint Venture vice president. "We are committed to partnering with our soldiers, sailors, Marines, and coalition allies to provide a mission capability that will continue to meet their defining moments."

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