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Country of Origin: Britain


The British Javelin is a shoulder-fired, short-range surface-to-air missile (SAM) system. It is a development of the Blowpipe SAM and outwardly resembles the earlier missile. Thee Javelin's rear set of control surfaces, as in the Blowpipe, are mounted on a ring and housed in the forward half of the transport container. The canard guidance fins rotate around the missile body, permitting "twist and steer" maneuvering said to be very responsive.

The missile is a long cylinder with a...

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