U.S. Marines with Weapons Company, 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, fire a M98A2 Javelin missile system and a M41A7 Saber missile system during a live-fire exercise in preparation for Exercise Cold Response 20 near Setermoen, Norway, March 3, 2020. Exercise Cold Response 20 takes place across northern Norway involving 15,000 participants from ten allied and partner nation’s military services.
The M41A7 TOW SABER improved target acquisition system (ITAS) is a block upgrade to the M220 ground/high-mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicle (HMMWV)-mounted TOW 2 missile system. The TOW ITAS is currently being fielded to airborne, air assault, and light infantry forces throughout the active and reserve components of the U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps. The BGM-71 TOW (“Tube-launched, Optically tracked, Wire-guided”) is an American anti-tank missile.
The M98A1 CLU is the reusable portion of the Javelin system. The CLU contains a daysight, night vision sight, controls, and indicators. The CLU components are a main housing, absorbers, handgrips, battery compartment, daysight, night vision sight, eyepiece, test connector, and round interface connector. The command launch unit attaches to the launch tube assembly (LTA). The FGM-148 Javelin is an American man-portable fire-and-forget anti-tank missile fielded that allows the user to seek cover immediately after launch, as opposed to wire-guided systems