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June 16, 2016
Javelin missile scores perfect in U.K. land vehicle tests
Paris (UPI) Jun 15, 2016
Raytheon and Lockheed Martin's Javelin Joint Venture team has successfully demonstrated the missile's ability to engage targets beyond its current 1.5-mile range requirement. The demonstration came during a series of five ground vehicle launch tests for the British army at the Salisbury Plain Training Area in England, Raytheon said in a statement Wednesday. The Javelin missiles were mounted on a Spartan armored fighting vehicle and fired with a Kongsberg M151 Remote Weapon Station. ... read more

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