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Javelin or NLAW – Which Missile Is Better at Destroying Russian Tanks?

Following a visit by President Joe Biden to its facility in Alabama last week, Lockheed Martin Corp announced that it has plans to nearly double production of the missile. This anti-tank weapon has aided in its fight against . The defense contractor said it will boost output to 4,000 units per year, up from the 2,100 that are currently produced yearly.

The increase will take a couple of years, however. It will be crucial to replenish supplies of the weapons, as the United States has seen its stockpiles depleted.

The FGM-148 Javelin Advanced Anti-Tank Weapon System-Medium (AAWS-M) is considered to be among the world’s best shoulder-fired anti-tank weapons. It is currently operated by a dozen nations. Each missile weighs 11.8kg while its command launch unit (CLU) and round weigh 6.5kg and 15.9kg respectively.

The man-portable launcher fires a 127mm (5-inch) round that is equipped with an 8.4kg (19 pounds)

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