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Poland will receive American ATGM FGM-148 Javelin

Poland will receive American ATGM FGM-148 Javelin

The United States will supply Poland with FGM-148F Javelin anti-tank missile systems, an agreement has been signed. This is reported by the Polish Army Armaments Inspectorate.

In the United States, agreements were signed for the supply of 60 launchers and 180 FGM-148F Javelin anti-tank guided missiles along with a training and logistics package

- said in a statement.

The fact that the Polish Ministry of Defense requested the United States for the purchase of FGM-148 Javelin anti-tank systems was reported in September last year. The request sent to Washington indicated that Poland intends to purchase 60 launchers and 185 missiles for them.

Note that the Polish army is armed with a licensed copy of the Israeli ATGM Spike-LR, and work is underway to create a domestic ATGM "Pirat", which is being developed jointly with the Ukrainian Design Bureau "Luch".

FGM-148 Javelin (spear) is an American portable anti-tank missile system designed to destroy armored vehicles, protected objects and low-flying low-speed targets (helicopters and drones). He entered service with the American army in 1996. The maximum range of damage is 2 km. Acts on the principle of "fire and forget"

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  1. Fibrizio
    Fibrizio 8 September 2020 15: 53
    The maximum range of damage is 2 km. Acts on the principle of "fire and forget"

    Recently an article was about him. Modern ones have a range of up to 4 km.
    Although the Poles may have taken the BU, if not for expensive, then even (which means even!) 2 km is very far, but for a city or a central strip it is prohibitively far. You have forests, holes, hills all around. And modern databases are unlikely to be in the field.
    I confess I fired from a rifle from open to 300, I can't really see anything there, and 2 km you won't even understand where it came from.
  2. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 8 September 2020 15: 56
    Surprised. Armed with a Spike? Isn't there any corruption component there? Not only Hindus do this?
    1. Lopatov
      Lopatov 8 September 2020 18: 23
      Quote: Mountain Shooter
      Surprised. Armed with a Spike?

      "Manufacturing under license" Spike "
      Be more precise in describing the Polish deflection laughing

      Quote: Mountain Shooter
      is there any corruption component there?

      Definitely not.
      It is more like a "Kholui component"
    APASUS 8 September 2020 15: 59
    According to the tendencies of supplying the Poles, Ukrainians, Balts FGM-148F Javelin, the Americans are preparing for serious events. Or are they ready to organize them themselves?
    1. Constanty
      Constanty 8 September 2020 21: 18
      The FGM-148F Javelin however is more of a defensive weapon (especially due to the lack of mobility of launchers) but the Abrams, JASSM, Tamahawk and even (or perhaps most of all) the F-35 are offensive weapons.

      Javelin is a good defense, not an aggressive weapon (Spike has serious flaws - except that he is not from the US ;-))
  4. Alien From
    Alien From 8 September 2020 16: 00
    They should not be armed with "spears", but with crossbows from birch))
  5. fn34440
    fn34440 8 September 2020 16: 07
    Didn't the insidious Poles themselves, under the wise leadership of Uncle Sam, overwhelm their plane near Smolensk, having such kunshtuk? The RF was accused.
    Also wow operation, at the level of obosrams with Skripals and Lesha Navalny.
    And the Polish anti-Russian tears of the orphan Hasi flood the entire information space of Europe to this day.