BAE to Produce Additional APKWS II Laser-Guided Rockets for US, Foreign Military Clients

BAE Systems has received a $225M delivery order to manufacture additional laser-guided  rockets for U.S. military and foreign military sales customers.

The Department of Defense said Wednesday BAE’s information and electronic systems integration business will provide 9,999 Advanced Precision Kill Weapon Systems under lot 7 full-rate production to the U.S. Navy, Army and Marine Corps as well as the governments of Nigeria and Netherlands.

The order falls under a $618.3M indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract the company received in October 2016 from Naval Air Systems Command to produce lots 5 to 7 APKWS II rounds.

Seventy percent of work will take place in Hudson, N.H., and the remaining 30 percent will occur in Austin, Texas. The Pentagon expects the company to fulfill the order by September 2020.

APKWS II is designed to replace the current 2.75-inch rocket technology with a semi-active laser guided weapon system.

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