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Javelin Anti-Tank Missile

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Javelin Close Combat Missile System - Medium (CCMS-M) is a man-portable, medium-range tactical missile system that is used to defeat main battle tanks and other armored vehicles. The Javelin system (US Army Acquisition Support Center) consists of a reusable command launch unit (CLU) and a modular missile encased in a disposable lunch tube assembly.

Javelin Anti-Tank Missile

Photo: Soldiers launch a Javelin shoulder-fired anti-tank missile during a live-fire exercise in Syria, March 25, 2022. Image by U.S. Army Spc. William Gore.

The Javelin (Wikipedia), along with thousands of other anti-tank weapons systems provide by NATO allies, has had a devastating effect on the Ukrainian battlefields against Russian tanks and armored vehicles. There will soon be about ten anti-tank missile systems for every one Russian tank in Ukraine (Secretary Blinken interview). Watch a 2-min long video featuring the Javelin (DVIDS, 2017).

News Reports about the Javelin

April 7, 2022. "As Ukraine Pummels Russians with Javelin Missiles, Can Production Keep Pace With Demand?", The WarZone, April 7, 2022.

March 2, 2022. "Deep Dive: The U.S. military program to arm Ukraine with Javelin anti-tank missiles", Connecting Vets.




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