BAE Systems Weapon Solution to Expand Under New Deal

BAE Systems signed a $19.7 million deal with the Navy to expand the firm’s Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System to fixed-wing aircraft platforms for the U.S. Air Force and Navy.

According to the firm, “APKWS provides aviators with a highly precise weapon that is effective against soft and lightly armored targets while minimizing collateral damage – important in urban areas and other situations in which non-combatants or friendly forces are near hostile targets.”

The system will be added to the Air Force’s A-10 Thunderbolt II and the U.S. Marine Corps AV-8B Harrier fixed-wing aircraft.

“This important program will culminate in aircraft flight test firings of 16 performance shots, 14 military utility assessment shots, and the delivery of 50 units for further evaluation of enhanced mission capability, ” said Roy Rumbaugh, program manager for BAE Systems in Nashua, New Hampshire, where the APKWS guidance section is built.

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