NH smart rocket delivers new capability to H-60 helicopter

An MH-60S Seahawk helicopter fires the Advanced Precision Kill Weapons System (APKWS) from a modernized, digital rocket launcher (DRL) during a test event in fall 2013. (U.S. Navy)

A modernized rocket launcher will soon enable MH-60 Seahawk helicopters to carry and deploy a variety of weapons for the first time. As part of an Early Operational Capability (EOC), the Navy delivered the new system, called the Digital Rocket Launcher, to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 15 in March for pre-deployment training.


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