A soldier with a Javelin is all that is needed to defeat a ᴛᴀɴᴋ. The Javelin provides soldiers the firepower of a ᴍɪssɪʟᴇ and the ability to shred through heavy armor like paper at the stroke of a button. Russia has the most ᴛᴀɴᴋs of any country in the world, with over 14,000 ᴛᴀɴᴋs. Many of these tanks have been sent to Ukraine to aid in the country’s invasion.
With these unwanted guests lurking, Ukraine called on the 360 Javelin ᴍɪssɪʟᴇs and 37 CLUs which they had purchased for $75 million. They then continued to acquire as many of this 500,000-dollar ᴡᴇᴀᴘᴏɴ as they could. Months later, over 1,000 Russian ᴛᴀɴᴋs had been destroyed in Ukraine with the Javelin being a key player.
However, lethal as it already is, the Javelin is about to be even more so. The weapon is being upgraded. The upgraded Javelin would be able to take on and destroy its current usual victims of ᴛᴀɴᴋs but it would also be able to take on a new type of threat – cruise ᴍɪssɪʟᴇs. This is a much needed upgrade for the Javelin, but to understand why that is, it is important to first take a look at what the Javelin currently is.
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