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Lockheed produces the latest model of Javelin missiles

Lockheed Martin, citing company representatives, has revealed the conversion of its production of Javelin missiles to the latest FGM-148F model.

The outlet wrote that the FGM-148F is an upgrade over the FGM-148E, and features a more lethal multipurpose warhead (MPWH) "against lightly armored targets and personnel."

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MPWH consists of high-explosive anti-tank tandem charges, along with a naturally disassembled casing."

The 148F was developed under the US Army's Spiral 2 Missile Improvement Program, trials began in 2016 and qualification was approved two years later, the model entered production in 2019 with a first shipment of 511 missiles.

Developed in the Spiral 1 framework, the 148E was introduced in 2006 and underwent final improvement in 2017, replacing its analog control and operating system with a single digital card.

Both the 148F and 148E use the Block 1 Command launch module, which is capable of hitting a target up to 4 kilometers (2.5 mi) under most operating conditions, an increase of 1.5 kilometers (0.93 mi) over the Block 0-series upgraded missiles.

All new orders or follow-up orders from existing customers will receive the latest model.

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