Oman Purchases Javelin Anti-Tank Weapon System


Released on Thursday, January 6, 2005
Oman
United States of America
FGM-148 Javelin
Javelin Block 0
CLU - Command Launch Unit
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 fortifications.

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 units.

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