RUSI JournalVolume 160Issue 3members only

Versatility and Technology: A Case Study of the Milan and Javelin


French experiences with the Milan and Javelin weapon systems show the vital importance of the relationship between man and machine

The relationship between weapon technology and the personnel who use it is a fascinating subject deserving of in-depth scrutiny, especially in an age when automation seems a preferred option of military leaders. Sophie Lefeez interviewed French army personnel who have used the Milan and Javelin missile systems to explore the relationship between operators’ familiarity with a weapon system and the system’s adaptability to different uses and environments.  

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