The US Navy has awarded a $224 million worth contract to BAE Systems for the production and delivery of an additional 10,185 Advanced Precision Kill Weapon Systems (APKWS), the Department of defense announced Wednesday.
“BAE Systems, Information and Electronic Systems Integration Inc., Hudson, New Hampshire, is awarded $224,331,310 for modification (P00001) to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price delivery order (N0001918F2505) on indefinite-delivery/indefinite quantity contract (N00019-17-D-5517). This modification provides for the production and delivery of an additional 10,185 Advanced Precision Kill Weapon Systems II (WGU-59/B) under full-rate Production Lot 7,” the statement says.
The release said the “procurement of the additional units will upgrade the current 2.75-inch rocket system to a semi-active laser-guided precision weapon in support of the Air Force, Army, and foreign military sales (FMS) customers.”
The low-cost 2.75 rocket utilizes a laser guidance kit that gives it a precision-kill capability and allows the aircraft pilots to maintain a forward-firing, moving-target capability while increasing available ordnance per aircraft and provides a more efficient weapons match versus target sets.
Work will be performed in Hudson, New Hampshire; and Austin, Texas, and is expected to be completed in March 2019.
Fiscal 2016 Special Defense Acquisition funds (Navy); fiscal 2017 procurement ammunition (Air Force); fiscal 2018 procurement ammunition (Air Force and Army); and FMS funds in the amount of $224,331,310 will be obligated at time of award; $17,137,820 of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.
The release added that “this modification combines purchases for the Air Force ($144,188,996); Army ($58,590,322); Navy ($17,137,820); and FMS ($4,414,172)”.
BAE Systems has won a $618 million Pentagon contract to procure Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System II rockets in support of US, Iraq, Lebanon, the Netherlands, Jordan, and Australia. A key component of the contract is the conversion of 2
The Australian Defense Forces successfully concluded a highly successful trial of BAEs Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS) laser-guided rocket for use on its Army and Navy helicopters, BAE said in a statement Monday. The ground trial marks the first time the APKWS technology, which transforms a standard unguided 2
BAE Systems today announced that the Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS) will be integrated onto an unmanned aerial vehicle. The company, which designed and manufactures the guidance section of the laser-guided rocket, was recently awarded a U
BAE Systems announced today that the Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS) recently achieved a first shot success from a fixed-wing aircraft. The semi-active laser guided version of the U
Progeny Systems has won $17 million contract, with optional production orders, for the procurement of engineering and technical services including software development, commercial off-the-shelf products and hardware and software integration for submarine and undersea warfare weapons systems. This contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $92 million
Physical Optics Corp has won $32.8 million in support of the Navy and the Air Force for non-recurring effort to mature the Joint Avionics Reconfigurable Visual Information System (JARVIS) Small Business Innovation Research Phase II prototype through Engineering Manufacturing and Development to Technical Readiness Level 8
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) is using an integrated fuel tank structure to maximize fuel offload for the proposed MQ-25 unmanned aerial refueling aircraft for the U
Pilots Land IAF Avro Carrying COVID-19 Supplies Safely After Engine Catches Fire...
Aselsan IFF System Installed on Turkish F-16 Jets
US Navy to Quarantine Aircraft Carrier Sailors after Captain’s Scathing Letter
Venezuelan Maritime Patrol Boat Sinks After Collision With Portuguese Cruise Ship
Chinese Military Docs Develop Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Vaccine
Russia’s Buk-M3 Air Defense System to Debut at Victory Day Parade
China Replaces Russian Engine in J-10C Jet With Locally-made WS-10 Taihang
Syria Destroys 6 Turkish Combat Drones, Turkish F-16s Down 2 Syrian Su-24
After laying to rest its pacifist post-World War II posture since the government of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe came to...
China is pulling off the impossible- selling arms to nations it is in conflict with over its claim in the...
Several joint production and direct procurement programs could be halted if the US and Europe carry through with their threat...
Sanctions-hit Iran has found ingenious ways to develop military hardware
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is rapidly permeating the defence industry to aid and improve human decision-making
Upgrade of Russias Sukhoi Su-30SM fighters to equip them with armaments, radar, sensors and engines from the more powerful Su-35...