US Navy Delivers First APKWS Laser-Guided Rocket Units To Jordan

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US Navy Delivers First APKWS Laser-Guided Rocket Units To Jordan
BAE Systems' APKWS Laser-guided rocket

Jordan has received the first Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS) laser-guided rocket units from the US Navy.

The Navy and BAE Systems recently shipped 110 Advanced Precision Kill Weapons System units to Jordan for integration on its CASA CN-235 light gunship aircraft.

“APKWS is a versatile, reliable and effective weapon that will enhance Jordan’s warfighting capability in the Middle East region,” said Capt. Al Mousseau, Direct and Time Sensitive Strike program manager (PMA-242).

APKWS fills the gap between the Hellfire missile and unguided rockets. This rocket is one-third of the cost and weight of the existing inventory of laser-guided weapons, and is the only Department of Defense fully qualified guided 2.75 inch rocket that uses semi-active laser guidance technology to strike soft and lightly armored targets in built-up and confined areas.

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