U.S. Army procures APKWS laser-guided rockets for AH-64 Apache Helicopters
ARLINGTON, Va. For ongoing operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, the U.S. Army has procured an initial quantity of BAE Systems’ Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWSTM) laser-guided rockets from the Navy’s inventory to be deployed in AH-64 Apache helicopters. They are also working together to secure additional rockets to meet ongoing demands.
“The cooperation between military branches has been tremendous. Providing these weapons to our soldiers by leveraging a current program of record should be used as an example for other services and allied countries looking for this precision strike capability,” says David Harrold, director of precision guidance solutions at BAE Systems.
According to officials, this marks as the first time the U.S. Army uses the laser-guided rockets. The APKWS system is a U.S. Navy program of record and has been deployed with the Marines.
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