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.
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
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