US Navy authorises production of BAE Systems’ rocket system

The US Navy has authorised full-rate production of the Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS), BAE Systems’ laser-guided rocket system.

Under the terms of the contract, the company will make deliveries to support the US Marine Corps, which is already using the APKWS in theatre.

The APKWS converts the Hydra 70 unguided rocket into a laser-guided rocket through the addition of a mid-body guidance unit developed by BAE Systems.