The State Division has made a dedication approving a potential Overseas Navy Sale (FMS) to the Authorities of Thailand of FGM-148 Javelin man-portable fire-and-forget anti-tank missile and associated tools for an estimated price of $83.5 million. The Javelin Weapon System will change the out of date 106mm Recoilless Rifles that the Royal Thai Military (RTA) acquired as a part of the Navy Help Program (MAP) from the Vietnam period. This proposed sale will enable the RTA to modernize their gentle anti-tank functionality and keep its present drive posture, in addition to improve interoperability with the U.S. throughout operations and coaching workout routines. The prime contractors will likely be Raytheon/Lockheed Martin Javelin Joint Enterprise of Orlando, Florida, and Tucson, Arizona.

The Authorities of Thailand has requested to purchase 300 (300) Javelin FGM-148 Missiles; and fifty
(50) Javelin Command Launch Items (CLU). Additionally included are Enhanced Producibility Fundamental Expertise Trainers; missile simulation rounds; Safety Help Administration Directorate (SAMD) Technical Help; Tactical Aviation and Floor Munitions (TAGM) Challenge Workplace Technical Help; contractor lifecycle help; spares manuals; batteries/chargers; gunner coaching; ammunition officer coaching; OCONUS Modified Stage 2 Upkeep Coaching; System Inspection and Test Out (SICO); and different associated parts of logistical and program help.


Raytheon/Lockheed Martin Javelin FGM-148F Missiles

The FGM-148 Javelin is an American man-portable fire-and-forget anti-tank missile fielded to interchange the M47 Dragon anti-tank missile in US service. It makes use of computerized infrared steerage that permits the person to hunt cowl instantly after launch, versus wire-guided programs, just like the Dragon, which require the person to information the weapon all through the engagement. The Javelin’s HEAT warhead is able to defeating trendy tanks by hitting them from above the place their armor is thinnest (see top-attack), and can also be helpful towards fortifications in a direct assault flight. As of January 2019, over 5,000 Javelin missiles have been fired in fight. The missile additionally has the power to have interaction helicopters within the direct assault mode.

The M40 recoilless rifle is a transportable, crew-served 105 mm recoilless rifle made in the US. Supposed primarily as an anti-tank weapon, it may be employed in an antipersonnel function with using an antipersonnel-tracer flechette spherical. Changing the M27 recoilless rifle, the M40 primarily noticed motion in the course of the Vietnam Struggle and was extensively used throughout numerous conflicts thereafter in Africa or within the Center East. It was changed by the BGM-71 TOW anti-tank missile system within the US armed forces. The M40 was a really profitable export merchandise and continues for use by South Korea, Ecuador, Estonia, Greece, Honduras, Iran, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, the Philippines, Taiwan, Turkey, Colombia, Venezuela and plenty of others.