Army announces contract award for Javelin Missile System
By Army Public Affairs
A U.S. Marine fires a Javelin at a simulated enemy tank at Pohakuloa Training Area in Hawaii. Photo: © U.S. Marine Corps)
The U.S. Army awarded the Javelin Joint Venture, comprised of Lockheed Martin of Orlando, Florida, and Raytheon Technologies of Tucson, Arizona, contract for the Javelin Missile System.
This contract allows Javelin Missile System procurement and production support for the Army, Marines, Navy, and international customers. This is an indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract for fiscal years 2023 through 2026, with a base period executed for $1.02 billion and a ceiling of $7.2 billion.
The Javelin Missile System is a fire-and-forget missile with lock-on before launch and automatic self-guidance. The system takes a top attack flight profile against armored vehicles, but can execute direct attacks against buildings, close-in targets, targets under obstructions and helicopters. The Javelin Missile System is equipped with an imaging infrared seeker and tandem warhead.
“The Army, along with industry partners, are striving to shorten the production lead time associated with production and delivery of these systems,” said Doug Bush, Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics and Technology). “This contract award further illustrates the urgency the U.S. government is applying to the acquisition of systems and replenishing munitions stockpiles.”
This effort was led by Army Contracting Command - Redstone and the Army’s Program Executive Office for Missiles and Space in partnership with components across the Department of Defense.