The Sultanate of Oman has selected Javelin anti-tank weapon system for its armed
forces concluding negotiations on missile rounds and command launch units (CLUs)
started in October 2004 with the US government.
The Omani armed forces will become the tenth international operator for the
Javelin weapon system and the 11th worldwide, including the United States. The
infantrymen of Oman will get a superb, highly effective light-weight tank-killer
weapon with capability to kill alternate targets such as bunkers and
Raytheon and Lockheed-Martin Javelin joint venture will be responsible for
manufacturing and delivery of Javelin command launch units and missile rounds.
The agreement also includes training and logistics support packages throughout
the life-cycle of the program.
Raytheon produces command launch units, missile guidance electronic unit and
system software at its facilities in Tucson, Arizona and at other facilities in
Texas, Massachusetts and California. Lockheed-Martin produces critical
subsystems of the Javelin missile in Ocala, Florida, and performs missile
all-up-round assembly in Troy, Alabama.
The final agreement terms have not been disclosed. However the letter of
agreement signed in October 2004 by the governments of the United States and
Oman was for up to 100 missile rounds and the corresponding command launch
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