posted on Apr, 25 2006 @ 06:38 PM
Sounds really close to actual cost, don't remember off the top of my head, but that price is about right. The Javelin "Fire & Forget" missile, is a
combined effort between Texas Instruments and Lockheed Martin.
The unit consists of a Command Launch Unit or CLU for short. It's weight w/out battery, carry bag and cleanig kit: 11.94 lbs
CLU sights include day 4x, night 4.2x and a narrow field of view 9.2x. It's battery is Lythium type. There are display indicators which give feedback
in a responce to a gunner control input.
Missile only, weight is 22.328 lbs has it's own seeker cam with a magnification 9x.
It has a range of over 1 mile, direct attack or top attack modes. At about 3.55 ft long and 5 inch diameter, the rounds is reasonable in my opinion.
The Battery Coolant Unit or BCU, weighs 2.91 lbs, and is 8x4.6 inches and has a limited life span. Gas section (Argon), has volume of 12 cubic
centimeters and pressure around 7500 PSI.
May as well add this in, the Launch Tube Assembly or LTA, weighs 8.922 lbs.
If you ever get one, let me know and I'll make sure you have instruction on it's correct use. Call it a use and operation course, if you will.
[edit on 25-4-2006 by ADVISOR]