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Posted October 12. 2017 8:50AM

U.S. Navy orders additional $60M BAE Systems APKWS rocket guidance kits

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A U.S. Navy Seahawk fires an APKWS guided rocket for test purposes only. (US Army)

HUDSON, N.H.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The U.S. Navy has awarded BAE Systems a $59.5 million contract for additional APKWS™ guidance kits to transform unguided 2.75-inch (70-millimeter) rockets into laser-guided precision munitions. The new contract will enable BAE Systems to continue to meet the growing demand for cost-effective guided munitions for U.S. armed forces and allied international customers.