FGM-148 Javelin Javelin Missile System
The FGM-148 Javelin, or Advanced Anti-Tank Weapon System-Medium (AAWS-M)

Javelin Joint Venture Signs Agreement For Industrial Production Cooperation In Poland

Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa (PGZ) and the Javelin Joint Venture (JJV), a partnership between Raytheon and Lockheed Martin, have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) regarding production of the Javelin anti-tank weapon system in Poland. Intended to support increasing current and future inventory demand due to regional security concerns in Europe, PGZ and the JJV have signed the MOU to explore the establishment of a final assembly facility and component production capabilities in Poland. This agreement will stabilze future production of the Javelin system for U.S. forces while providing unique opportunities for Polish industry. In June of 2021, Poland’s Territorial Defence Forces (TDF) completed Javelin Operator Training and were certified to maintain and operate Javelin, as well as conduct their own operator training. After completion, the TDF’s newly trained Javelin operators fired Javelin missiles during a live-fire demonstration in Torun, Poland. Javelin is developed and produced by the JJV between Raytheon in Tucson, Arizona and Lockheed Martin in Orlando, Florida. To date, the JJV has produced more than 50,000 Javelin missiles and more than 12,000 reusable Command Launch Units. Javelin is currently in service with 23 countries. Poland was the first international country to receive the Javelin F-Model missile variant.

“Together with PGZ, we are exploring a number of opportunities to leverage the resident skills and expertise of Polish industry for Javelin co-production. With growing demand for Javelin, these new industry partners can play a vital role in supporting the production and delivery of this combat-proven, fire-and-forget weapon system to the global Javelin community,” said Andy Amaro, president of the Javelin Joint Venture and Raytheon’s Javelin program director.

“Poland views the Javelin Joint Venture as a key strategic partner, and this agreement further strengthens our relationship with Raytheon and Lockheed Martin. The strategic joint discussions and decisions leading to this agreement demonstrate the potential for fruitful long-term cooperation,” said Sebastian Chwalek, president of the PGZ management board.

“This partnership will strengthen our relationship with Poland and ensure they have the deterrence capabilities needed to support their national security. The MOU allows us to develop a strategic long-term international partnership with PGZ and create a win-win scenario for both Poland and the U.S. to supply our customers with Javelin’s proven capabilities,” said Dave Pantano, Javelin Joint Venture vice president and Lockheed Martin Javelin program director.

 PGZ Group to Produce Javelin Anti-Tank Missile in Poland
Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa (PGZ) to produce The FGM-148 Javelin, or Advanced Anti-Tank Weapon System-Medium (AAWS-M), in Poland. (Photo by Lockheed Martin)

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