30 May '18, 9pm

The Corps wants more Javelins as it phases out aging TOWs

The Corps wants more Javelins as it phases out aging TOWs

The Corps is slowly phasing out its aging anti-tank guided missile TOW systems across the infantry and adding additional Javelin systems in their place, according to Corps officials. Four Javelin anti-tank missile systems will be added to the Corps’ weapons companies, bringing the total to 12, according to a command release. The man-portable fire-and-forget Javelin system will bring increased lethality to the Corps and better protection to operators. “This is to off-set the elimination of four Tube-launched, Optically-tracked, Wire-guided (TOW) missiles in the company, and the eventual elimination of TOWs in the battalion,” the command release reads. The development comes as the Corps continues to revamp its infantry forces to take on sophisticated opponents like Russia and China. At an annual ground awards dinner May 3 Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Robert B. Neller announc...

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