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U.S. Army Places Order for BAE Laser Guided APKWS Rocket

Bae systems logo_ExecutiveBizBAE Systems received an initial order from the U.S. Army for their APKWS laser-guided rocket for deployment onboard its AH-64 Apache helicopters.

The APKWS system was initially deployed as a U.S. Navy program and used by the Marines in combat since 2012.

“With a long track record of success with the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps, we are confident that the U.S. Army will greatly benefit from this highly accurate, low-collateral-damage system, ” said David Harrold, director of precision guidance solutions at BAE Systems.

BAE said Tuesday the APKWS rockets will be used for operations in Afghanistan and Iraq.

The Army will work with the Navy and BAE Systems to purchase additional rockets to meet ongoing demand.

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