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Thales Javelin

Man-Portable Surface-to-Air Missile System

Thales Javelin

Man-Portable Surface-to-Air Missile System


The Thales Javelin attempted to rectify the shortcomings of the earlier Blowpipe anti-aircraft weapon system.
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ORIGIN: United Kingdom
YEAR: 1984
MANUFACTURER(S): Thales Air Defence - UK
OPERATORS: Afghanistan; Botswana; Canada; Malaysia; Peru; South Korea; United Kingdom

Common measurements, and their respective conversions, are shown when possible. * Calibers listed may be model/chambering dependent.
ACTION: SACLOS; Reusable Launcher
CALIBER(S)*: 76mm
LENGTH (OVERALL): 1,390 millimeters (54.72 inches)
LENGTH (BARREL): 1,390 millimeters (54.72 inches)
WEIGHT (UNLOADED): 53.57 pounds (24.30 kilograms)
SIGHTS: Integrated Optics
MUZZLE VELOCITY: 1,900 feet-per-second (579 meters-per-second)
RANGE (EFFECTIVE): 14,700 feet (4,481 meters; 4,900 yards)

Series Model Variants
• Javelin - Base Series Designation


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