The Javelin Weapon System has been engaged to destroy enemy armour at ranges beyond that achievable with previous shoulder-fired anti-armour systems.

The system also offers the capability to destroy slow-moving or hovering rotary wing aircraft, or fortifications. Combat arms units employ the Javelin as a dismounted shoulder-fired weapon. The Javelin may also be fitted to vehicle platforms.

Targets are engaged by locking on to their heat signature and, once fired, there is no further requirement to guide the missile. The Javelin’s time of flight is approximately 14 seconds for 2 kilometres.

System type Fire and forget
Weight 5.11kg
Length 34.8cm
Flight time 1000m every 7 seconds
Effective range 2000m (direct attack mode)
Minimum effective range 65m (direct attack mode)