Javelin missiles remotely launched from unmanned vehicle

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. The Javelin Joint Venture team, a partnership of Raytheon Company and Lockheed Martin, fired Javelin missiles from a Kongsberg remote launcher mounted on a Titan unmanned ground vehicle built by QinetiQ North America and Milrem Robotics.

Photo courtesy of Raytheon.

According to the company, the demonstrations validated the integration of the weapon station, missile, and vehicle. Javelin has been fielded on the Common Remote Operations Weapon Station-Javelin across U.S. Army Stryker 8x8 vehicle brigades in Europe.

Javelin is a one-man-portable and platform-employed anti-tank and multi-target precision weapon system. The Javelin Joint Venture team has produced over 45,000 Javelin missiles and 12,000 command launch units.

U.S. and coalition forces have used Javelin in Afghanistan and Iraq in more than 5,000 engagements.