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APKWS – High Precision, Deadly Sting

Currently in its third year of full rate production, BAE Systems' APKWS rocket is the only U.S. Department of Defense fully qualified guided 2.75-inch rocket. Following the Navy and Marine Corps, the US Army has also ordered the rocket for its Apaches. Since the weapon has been cleared for export the US NAVY program has received 13 formal letters of request (LORs) from international customers expressing interest in acquiring APKWS.

Jordan to unveil new AC-235 Gunship at SOFEX next week

ATK and the King Abdullah II Design and Development Bureau (KADDB) have delivered the first modified CN-235 light gunship aircraft to the Hashemite Kingdom...

US Navy Seek to Arm Firescouts with Guided Rockets

Firescout with APKWS
The US Marine Corps plans to integrate the newly fielded Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS) rocket onto the MQ-8B Firescout unmanned helicopter. The US Navy recently awarded a contract for such integration to the weapon developer BAE Systems.

APKWS Enters Full Rate production

The U.S. Navy has authorized full-rate production of the Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS), BAE Systems’ affordable and versatile laser-guided rocket system.

Marine Corps Test Fires APKWS Rockets from UH-1Y Helicopter

The U.S. Navy and Marine Corps successfully fired the first shots of the Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System II (APKWS) from a UH-1Y helicopter, in preparation for fielding in 2012. The successful shots, which took place at Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division in China Lake, California, Sept. 9-13, mark the start of APKWS testing on the UH-1Y, as part of the program’s low-rate initial production phase.

Arming the Fire Scout – U.S. to Arm the MQ-8B with...

Northrop Grumman Corporation has started work outfitting the U.S. Navy's MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned helicopter with the Advanced Precision Kill Weapons System (APKWS) laser-guided...

Enhanced APKWS Rockets Enter Production, to arm Marine Corps Gunships

APKWS, the lightweight 2.75" laser guided rocket developed by BAE Systems in partnership with the U.S. government, has been approved for production. The U.S....

BAE Systems Guided Rocket Enters Final Testing Phase

BAE Systems has entered the final phase of testing on its Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS), a technology that increases the accuracy and...

Facing Growing Sensitivity for Collateral Damage, Small Rockets Could Reinstate the...

Since the beginning of operation Enduring Freedom in 2002 the use of stand-off precision attacks from manned, unmanned aerial systems as well as heavy...

New Lightweight Missiles are Tailored for Asymmetric Warfare

Modern weapons are no longer compared on the size and power of their warheads. In a world where illusive targets take cover amongst innocent...

APKWS – The Smart Rocket

// A new class of guided weapons currently being introduced is a guided version of the free-flight rocket, (2.75" and 80mm). Formerly...

Lightweight Weapons for Autonomous Platforms

Start < Page 5 of 11 > The introduction of remote video links, enabling operators to monitor the UAV's payload view in real time, enables users...

Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS)

The Low Cost Precision Guided Rocket concept has evolved as a response to a US Army Low-Cost Precision Kill initiative, started in 1996. The...
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