Lockheed Martin hopes to double Javelin missile production

Defense contractor Lockheed Martin is looking to nearly double its annual production of antitank Javelin missiles, though it could take “a couple of years” due to the weapons’ helpfulness in Ukraine.

Javelin missiles have become a key weapon for the Ukrainian military as it defends the country from Russia’s invasion, and as such, the United States has provided Ukrainian forces with more than 1,400 Stinger anti-aircraft systems and 5,500 Javelin anti-armor systems. U.S. and Ukrainian officials are counting on Lockheed Martin, which produces the weapon along with Raytheon, to replenish depleted stockpiles, though it won’t be easy.

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