An innovative launcher developed for Javelin ATGM

An innovative launcher developed for Javelin ATGM

The United States has developed an innovative launcher for Javelin ATGMs, which is said to be 70% smaller and 40% lighter than the original versions. Also, the novelty boasts an extended battery life - by 50%, as well as a number of other obvious improvements, for example, the presence of a GPS module and a network connection.


According to some reports, the launch unit has an infrared mode of operation - allows you to conduct effective fire in the dark.

In the comments of Western experts, it was noted that although the innovative development does not seem to be very suitable for the already launched Javelin ATGMs, but the complex itself fits perfectly into the M151 Protector Remote Weapon Station remotely controlled combat module, which is produced by the Norwegian company Kongsberg Defense & Aerospace and the French Thales Group.


The Javelin anti-tank complex replaced the M47 Dragon ATGMs in the NATO forces, and partially the heavy TOW complex, as a massive means of combating enemy armored vehicles. Today it is in service with the military of the United States, Britain, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Ukraine, Georgia, Oman, Qatar, Lithuania, Norway, Estonia, Taiwan and other countries. Recall that previously, several Javelin launchers were delivered from the USA to Ukraine.

Javelin, designed according to the “shot-and-forget” concept, usually uses an attack scheme on armored vehicles from above - where it is especially vulnerable, but can also use the direct attack mode, necessary, for example, when storming buildings.
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  1. AlexVas44 14 November 2019 11: 30 New
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    Well then. It should be noted that the weapon is very serious. As they say, it is necessary to seek and find an antidote.
    1. BARKAS 14 November 2019 11: 45 New
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      It is not clear why the rocket with infrared guidance gps and access to the network, this only increases the vulnerability to electronic warfare.
      1. Svetlana 14 November 2019 12: 00 New
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        Quote: BARKAS
        It is not clear why the rocket with infrared guidance gps and access to the network, this only increases the vulnerability to electronic warfare.

        For a network-centric system where everyone knows where and what is located and what is being applied.
      2. kjhg 14 November 2019 12: 03 New
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        Quote: BARKAS
        It is not clear why the rocket with infrared guidance gps and network access

        Maybe due to this, he will be able to shoot from cover or without visual contact with the attacked object, having received gps coordinates about his location through the network? In this case, Javelin will become an even more effective weapon.
      3. Lopatov 14 November 2019 13: 16 New
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        Quote: BARKAS
        It’s not clear why the rocket with infrared guidance gps and network access,

        For target designation
      4. Rzzz 14 November 2019 13: 34 New
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        Watch YouTube with Kiche on an HD display. Or from a porn hub.
        1. Ros 56 14 November 2019 13: 41 New
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          While you drool on porn, then you and kirdyk will fly. wassat lol
      5. Private-K 14 November 2019 14: 21 New
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        IMHO.
        GPS - so that the location of the complex is displayed on an electronic map of the tactical combat ASUV.
        Access to the network - to receive short commands for the above ASUV.
        As I understand it, all this was done in order to work regardless of whether the operator has its own radio station and terminal terminal device.
        Well, security:
        - when starting the control panel, a confirmation code may come through the Network;
        - as soon as the PU is not in those and not there - a signal on the Network - the PU fails.
    2. Jerk 14 November 2019 11: 47 New
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      Low speed rocket. flying high and seen from afar. Antidote - SAM, and even the Needle
      1. Crash_117 14 November 2019 14: 07 New
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        Quote: Jerk
        Low speed rocket. flying high and seen from afar. Antidote - SAM, and even the Needle

        I propose to ban, here are such comrades, bearing awkward nonsense. angry
        1. Jerk 14 November 2019 17: 16 New
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          From you and start:

          a crew member can visually determine the flight of the ATGM and put the curtain manually by the team. Given the drop in ATGM speed at the final segment of the trajectory to 100 m / s crew members have about 16 seconds to visually determine the launch of ATGMs from 2000 meters

          R-divorced teachers.
          1. SovAr238A 14 November 2019 20: 00 New
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            Quote: Jerk
            From you and start:

            a crew member can visually determine the flight of the ATGM and put the curtain manually by the team. Given the drop in ATGM speed at the final segment of the trajectory to 100 m / s crew members have about 16 seconds to visually determine the launch of ATGMs from 2000 meters

            R-divorced teachers.


            So what?
            what's next, the quote is not continued?
            To minimize this serious problem, Javelin uses a "soft start" system and a low-smoke engine, so that the fact that the rocket was launched and it itself in flight would be poorly visually observed

            And yet, the shooter Needle. tell us all whether the Igla MANPADS can capture such a small target as ATGM Javelin from a distance of at least 1500 meters?


            and is there enough reaction time for the Igla MANPADS operator to detect and capture a target ...

            Here I advise you to see the real shots of Javelin ...


            it’s not visible after 100 meters ...
        2. Prisoner 15 November 2019 00: 59 New
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          Liberal? laughing "There is my opinion and there is an opinion wrong." laughing
    3. Russobel 14 November 2019 11: 54 New
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      Here it’s important to look for, put at the service of our hackers, let them calculate them on GPS and cover them at launch with the operator
      1. pru-pavel 14 November 2019 12: 08 New
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        Why is it in jeepies? It’s far out there in the sky, it’s better to let it figure out in the old fashioned way.
      2. Alex Nevs 14 November 2019 13: 00 New
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        Turn to the Ukrainian hacker-waltz. They are able to intervene with Android in the software of Russian military aircraft and ruin their work ... and the planes fall. laughing
    4. Private-K 14 November 2019 14: 26 New
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      The strong IR "light bulb" on the roof of the tank is cheap.
      KAZ tank - expensive.
  2. The leader of the Redskins 14 November 2019 11: 38 New
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    As in the conversation between Comrade Stalin and Beria:
    - What we are going to do?
    - What to do, what to do ... We will envy! ...
    1. tihonmarine 14 November 2019 12: 06 New
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      Quote: Leader of the Redskins
      - What we are going to do?
      - What to do, what to do ... We will envy! ..

      Create a "good-natured" comrade Beria!
      1. neri73-r 14 November 2019 12: 44 New
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        Quote: tihonmarine
        Quote: Leader of the Redskins
        - What we are going to do?
        - What to do, what to do ... We will envy! ..

        Create a "good-natured" comrade Beria!

        And for this, the sharashka needs to be organized again, which some here criticize from Rati, otherwise the problems at the Vostochny Cosmodrome in all branches of the military-industrial complex have already gotten sick! And let the engineers and their leaders think about work, and not about how to steal money! hi You have to think about the house, about the house! (c) And our house is Russia.
        1. tihonmarine 14 November 2019 15: 00 New
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          Quote: neri73-r
          And let the engineers and their leaders think about work, and not about how to steal money!

          Engineers always did and are doing their job, but they don’t have access to money, they work like all of us for a penny. But the leaders are just those who need to apply the Stalin parable "Food, not food. Is it not Comrade Beria." The institutes of Chief Designers are closed; instead, they are run by "managers" who do not have a technical education. I looked at many heads of such corporations, mainly economists, journalists, traders of compact disks and stools, their decks and relatives. This is a brake on Russia. And about money and say that the language is sharpened.
    2. Private-K 14 November 2019 14: 24 New
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      We go to amerskie sites. We open tactical missions for infantry officers, marines ... And - we are surprised at the low assessment of the real combat properties of ATGM Javelin in these missions and discussion of solutions.
      In fact, the Americans themselves give him a coefficient of no more. 0,3.
      1. tihonmarine 14 November 2019 15: 02 New
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        Quote: Private-K
        In fact, the Americans themselves give him a coefficient of no more. 0,3.

        Yes, the main thing is not this, but how to do it in order to sell more expensive. Advertising, rating, brand, sale.
  3. Narcolog 14 November 2019 11: 42 New
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    The keyword "not very suitable" ... About GPS and network connection - they had some fun))) I wonder - pepper is on the start position, and the modem connection to it is so "ppiiiuuu ... hhhhrrrr ....", then in the eyepiece " connection lost, try again later "...
    1. Jerk 14 November 2019 11: 49 New
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      Turn off the computer, unplug the cord. extrude glass laughing
  4. rocket757 14 November 2019 11: 49 New
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    Field experience, best practices, they have. The logical continuation of the release of the product in demand. This is normal.
  5. Professor 14 November 2019 12: 19 New
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    Command start block (CPB) M98A1
    Weight— 6.42 kg, including battery, carrying bag and cleaning kit
    Dimensions (LxWxH) —348.2x499.1x338.8 mm
    Battery weight - 1.0 kg
    Price - $ 126000 (2002 g.)

    70% less? I do not believe. negative
    40% easier? 3.8 kg I believe good
  6. Operator 14 November 2019 12: 34 New
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    Not a “starting block”, but an aiming device.

    Far Target Locator - azimuth orientation based on daylight polarization?
    1. Lopatov 14 November 2019 13: 25 New
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      Quote: Operator
      Far Target Locator - azimuth orientation based on daylight polarization?

      No.
      This is generally a "definition of the coordinates of a remote target"
      1. Operator 14 November 2019 13: 29 New
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        I’m not talking about verbatim decoding, but about the text designation in the photo of Javelin’s new sighting device of an additional lens. On the Internet, I found an English interpretation of the phrase Far Target Locator as a kind of polarization sensor instead of a magnetic compass.
        1. Lopatov 14 November 2019 13: 45 New
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          Quote: Operator
          I’m not talking about verbatim decoding, but about the text designation in the photo of Javelin’s new sighting device of an additional lens.

          The “extra eye” is a laser rangefinder.
          Quote: Operator
          On the Internet, I found an English interpretation of the phrase Far Target Locator as a kind of polarization sensor instead of a magnetic compass.

          It is not.
          To accurately determine the coordinates of the target, it is necessary
          a) device coordinates
          b) orient the device, i.e. determine the directional angle of the optical axis of the device
          c) directional and range to the target.

          "polarization sensor" can perform paragraph "b"
          But apparently, the Americans decided to do without these innovations, and apply more conservative methods. That is, the magnetic plus gyrocompass with which you can verify the magnetic plus LPS system for determining the directional axis.

          Toyon Research Corporation proposes to develop and demonstrate a low-cost far-target locator (FTL) for the command launch unit (CLU) of the Javelin anti-armor weapon system. While the proposed Small, Tactical, Attitude-aided, and Robust Locator for Enhanced Targeting (STARLET) system will initially be an add-on unit, it will eventually be fully integrated with the CLU and will provide the location of the target selected by the gunner. The STARLET system augments the traditional digital compass subsystem with a novel GPS-based attitude (GPS / A) sensor and gyroscopes that help automate the magnetometer calibration process, thus reducing the operator workload and significantly improving the system performance. An ultra-tightly coupled (UTC) navigation architecture will fuse all system sensors, including in-phase (I) and quadrature-phase (Q) GPS signals for each satellite, thus making the system inherently robust to interference and the resulting target position more accurate. The GPS / A sensor will include a small anti-jam (AJ) GPS antenna that will further improve the interference suppression capability of the system. During the Phase II program a prototype STARLET system will built and networked with the CLU in cooperation with our partner and subcontractor Raytheon Missile Systems. The performance of the prototype system will be field demonstrated prior to the completion of the program.
          1. Operator 14 November 2019 13: 53 New
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            Thanks for clarifying.

            And what does it mean to "determine the directional angle of the optical axis of the device" - relative to what?
            1. Lopatov 14 November 2019 14: 03 New
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              Directional is the angle between the virtual vertical line of the grid of the map and the direction to the target. Only with its help it is possible to determine XY goals without dancing with tambourines.

              And so there are three azimuths on the target - the magnetic, true and directional angle. They are not equal for obvious reasons.

              1. Operator 14 November 2019 14: 29 New
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                Thanks for the information.
  7. Paul Siebert 14 November 2019 12: 59 New
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    It is necessary not only to seek an antidote for Jewels. We need to create our own type of anti-tank systems on the principle of "fired - and forgot."
    You can splash mud on the enemy’s weapons as much as you like, but having such a thing is a must!