APKWS laser-guided rockets purchased by U.S. NavyNews
December 20, 2019
UNITED KINGDOM. BAE Systems announced that the U.S. Navy has signed a $2.68 billion indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract for the purchase of thousands of additional Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS) Laser-Guided Rockets, the company's precision munition. The contract demonstrates continuing demand for precision strike capabilities.
APKWS rockets fill the gap between unguided rockets and large precision munitions, and are the U.S. government's only program of record for 2.75" laser-guided rockets.
APKWS guidance kits are compatible with new inventories of rocket motors, warheads, and launchers, and transform unguided rockets into precision munitions.
The indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract enables the Navy to purchase APKWS guidance kits over a five-year period, representing full-rate production lots 8-12.