BAE is confident that the US Army will begin buying its precision rocket guidance system by 2015.
“We’re really looking forward to bringing it to the Army,” David Harrold, director of precision guidance solutions and electronic systems, BAE Systems said at the Farnborough Airshow on Thursday.
The Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System, or APKWS, converts a 2.75-inch Hydra rocket into “smart” munitions by adding a semi-active laser guidance and control mid-section. It costs around $30000 a piece, lesser than the price of AGM 114 Hellfire missile by Lockheed Martin according to Harrold. It is effective at soft, light targets and small boats.
“I’m feeling pretty bullish about the Army buying some APKWS in 2015,” Harrold said.
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BAE Systems earns 'anti-insurgent' missile system deal for the US military. The Naval Air Systems Command said it intends to negotiate with the US subsidiary of the British firm to develop the Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System II (APKWS II)
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BAE Systems today announced that its Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System or APKWS has enjoyed a successful stint in Afghanistan and has successfully been about 100 times. “The vast majority have been direct hits,” U
BAE Systems today unveiled its Striker II Helmet-Mounted Display (HMD), a fully digital solution that provides todays combat pilot with exceptional night vision and target tracking technology, integrated within a visor-projected system. With decades of combat-proven experience, the new platform-agnostic Striker II HMD builds upon BAE Systems current Striker HMD, which has been successfully deployed on Eurofighter Typhoon and Gripen fleets, according to an official statement
BAE is eyeing to win some defense deals during the upcoming visit by British Deputy Prime Minister Nick Cleggs to India, PTI reported today. BAE officials are expected to accompany Clegg on the three-day trade mission, along with engineers such as Cobham and Renishaw
BAE Systems has been awarded a 348 million-pound contract by the British government to build three new Offshore Patrol Vessels, formalising an initial deal agreed last year, according to Reuters. The vessels, which will be used in counter-terrorism, counter-piracy and anti-smuggling operations, will be built at BAE Systems shipyards on the Clyde in Scotland, safeguarding 800 jobs, Britains Ministry of Defence (MOD) said on Tuesday
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