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Army Successfully Tests New Javelin Capability


New Zealand Defence Force
Te Ope Kaatua O Aotearoa
Media Release
21 March 2008

Army Successfully Tests New Javelin Capability


The detachment commander (firer) is Cpl Joseph Van Arendonk (centre) and his Number 2 Pte Laurie Clark (right) overwatched by Safety Supervisor SSgt Phil Kay (left) as they successfully launch the Javelin medium range anti-armour weapon targeted at a reinforced concrete bunker in Waiouru Army training area. All three are from 2/1 Royal NZ Infantry Regiment in Burnham
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The NZ Army successfully tested the Javelin medium range anti-armour weapon (MRAAW) in its first live firing at Waiouru this week.
The Javelin, a shoulder launched man portable anti-tank missile system, provides land forces with a medium-range capability against armoured vehicles and other targets.

The medium-range anti-armour weapon is capable of defeating threats at a range of up to 2,500 metres.
The MRAAW comprises of two parts; a Command Launch Unit, which uses an thermal imaging observation system to detect, identify, and lock on to the target and the missile itself.
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