The Javelin Weapon System has been introduced to the Australian Army to engage and destroy current and anticipated 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 Javelin as a dismounted shoulder-fired weapon. Javelin may 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.
Type of System - Fire and Forget
Weight - 5.11 kilograms (Command Launch Unit)
Length - 34.82 centimetres (Command Launch Unit)
Flight Time Direct Attack - 1000 metres every 7 seconds
Effective range - 2000 metres (Direct Attack Mode)
Minimum Effective Range - 65 metres (Direct Attack Mode)