Thursday, July 22, 2010

Indian Army Plans to Buy Javelin Anti-Tank Guided Missile from US

The Indian Army intends to buy the US-designed Javelin anti-tank guided missile to equip its troops with the capability to defeat enemy armour systems. The defence ministry is expected to issue a letter of request (LOR) to the US government for a potential sale of the weapon system used by the US Marine Corps, the US Army and 11 other militaries. Javelin was fired nine times, including thrice by Indian soldiers. The fire-and-forget capability allows the gunner to acquire another target or move position as soon as the missile is launched. It has a range of 2.5 km.

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