Oshkosh Defense, Partners Demo Javelin Anti-Tank Weapon

Jeff Brody

Oshkosh Defense and its industry partners demonstrated an anti-tank weapon system on a joint light tactical vehicle during a test run at Redstone Arsenal, Ala.

The company said Monday it demonstrated the Javelin-guided munition and surveillance weapon system with the Northrop Grumman-made lightweight cannon. Raytheon and Lockheed Martin formed a joint venture to develop Javelin.

A Kongsberg remote weapon station facilitated control functions during the trial.

George Mansfield, vice president and general manager of joint programs at Oshkosh Defense, said the JLTV is a light vehicle geared to simultaneously maneuver in combat formations, haul critical weaponry and protect service personnel.

The demonstration was viewed by guests from the Department of Defense and allied nations.

You may also be interested in...

White House

White House Plans to Announce Dr. Stacey Dixon, Ely Ratner as Nominees for Intelligence, Indo-Pacific Roles

The White House plans to nominate Ely Ratner as assistant secretary for Indo-Pacific security affairs at the Department of Defense and 2021 Wash100 Award recipient Stacey Dixon as principal deputy director at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. Ratner is a special assistant to the secretary of defense and director of DOD’s China Task Force while Dixon serves as deputy director at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

Cloud technology

Amazon, Microsoft, Google Help States Manage COVID-19 Vaccinations With Cloud Tech

Google, Microsoft and Amazon released cloud computing tools to help state and local health agencies accelerate the vaccination signup process as COVID-19 vaccines become available to almost everyone in the U.S, The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday.

Dual-Band Decoy Raytheon Technologies

Raytheon Develops Next Generation Decoy for Aircraft Missile Defense

A Raytheon Technologies business is developing a next generation decoy technology to provide F/A-18 Super Hornet aircraft with added protection against enemy missiles. Raytheon Intelligence and Space has designed the Dual-Band Decoy to attract hostile missiles by sending out signals that cover a wider range of bands in the electromagnetic spectrum, the company said Wednesday.