Lockheed Martin, Raytheon evaluates the opportunity of manufacturing Javelin in India

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A three way partnership of Raytheon Co and Lockheed Martin Corp is evaluating the opportunity of manufacturing Javelin anti-tank missiles and launch models in India.

The Javelin Joint Enterprise, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Bharat Dynamics Restricted (BDL) to discover co-production of the Javelin anti-tank missile system to satisfy potential future necessities of the Indian Ministry of Defence.

“We look ahead to working with BDL, a number one guided weapon system producer, to judge the opportunity of manufacturing Javelin in India,” stated David Pantano, Javelin Joint Enterprise vice chairman. “With BDL’s 50 years of expertise, mixed with Javelin’s reliability and confirmed efficiency, we’re excited to see how this partnership will assist the wants of the Indian Ministry of Defence.”

Commodore Siddharth Mishra (Retd.), CMD, Bharat Dynamics Restricted said that BDL’s thrust within the coming years will likely be to proceed to put money into infrastructure, automate its manufacturing strains, undertake continuous course of enchancment and exports.

Javelin is a flexible one-man-portable and platform-employed anti-tank and multi-target precision weapon system. Utilizing state-of the-art “fire-and-forget” know-how able to defeating targets as much as four kilometers in most operational circumstances, the weapon guides itself to the goal with out exterior instructions, controls or goal designation. Javelin’s optimized trajectory, automated steering and excessive penetration functionality offers unparalleled efficiency in opposition to heavy and light-weight armor, in addition to “delicate” and irregular targets in all climate circumstances and geographic areas. With Javelin’s consumer intuitive options, operator proficiency is established and maintained by way of solely 72 hours of simulation on an indoor coach – limiting training-related prices and time.

Javelin is presently in service in 18 allied international locations. The Javelin Joint Enterprise has produced greater than 45,000 rounds for each U.S. and international militaries. The Javelin weapon system continues common spiral improvement to remain forward of advancing threats and is predicted to be within the U.S. navy’s operational stock by way of 2050.