BAE Systems to Supply APKWS Rockets to US Army

Bae-systems-logo_ExecutiveBiz1The U.S. Army has placed an order for an initial supply of BAE Systems-built laser-guided rockets for deployment onboard its AH-64 Apache helicopters.

The company said Tuesday the service branch will use the Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System rockets to support its military operations in Afghanistan and Iraq.

The APKWS is a mid-body guidance system that works to provide laser-guided capability for unguided missiles and is built to be installed on various platforms with its plug-and-play design.

The APKWS rocket is a U.S. Navy program that has been tested on fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft and has been in use by the Marine Corps since 2012.

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