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Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS)

Raytheon

Raytheon's proposed APKWS system uses a modified forward section, which comprises of the semi-active laser seeker, warhead and fuse and guidance assembly (canards and control elements). With the dramatic improvement in accuracy, the system offers superior effectiveness compared to both Hydra 70 unguided weapons (extending effective range from 1 to 6 km) and providing high kill probability of point targets The Army is planning to field the improved precision rockets with the current unmodified weapons. Due to its lightweight and high precision APKWS is also considered as an optional future weapon for an array of autonomous systems including land based unmanned ground vehicles (UGV), unmanned surface vessels (USV) and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).

 
 

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