Soldiers Fire Javelin Missile
September 10, 2019
August 22, 2019 - U.S. Army Soldiers from 1-27 Infantry Regiment, Wolfhounds, 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division fire a Javelin as a part of a joint fires range with Tentara Nasional Indonesia Angkatan Darat (TNI-AD Indonesia Armed Forces) on Pustapur Marine Base, Indonesia.
Garuda Shield is an annual, bilateral military partnership sponsored by the U.S. Army Pacific and hosted annually by Tentara Nasional Indonesia. This year marks the thirteenth iteration of this continuing effort to promote regional peace and security.
Note: The FGM-148 Javelin is an American man-portable fire-and-forget anti-tank missile that uses an automatic infrared guidance that allows the user to seek cover immediately after launch. The Javelin's HEAT warhead is capable of defeating modern tanks by attacking them from above where their armor is thinnest. It is also useful against fortifications in a direct attack flight.
U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Lawrence Broadnax