BAE Systems has been awarded a $225 million Defense Department contract for an advanced precision kill weapon system, the Pentagon said on Wednesday.
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Also added that the procurement of the additional APKWS II weapons will upgrade the current 2.75-inch rocket system to a semi-active laser guided precision weapon in support of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and the governments of Nigeria and the Netherlands.
Work will be performed in Hudson, New Hampshire; and Austin, Texas, and is expected to be completed in September 2020.
The APKWS rocket redefines precision by hitting the target with pinpoint accuracy and minimal collateral damage – critical for air-to-ground missions when you only have one shot. The rocket is proven in combat for five years
The APKWS rocket exceeds program requirements as the most accurate