READY, PRODUCE: The U.S. Navy announced BAE Systems’ Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS) has reached Milestone C and is ready to enter low-rate initial production. APKWS transforms standard 2.75-inch unguided rockets into smart, laser-guided missiles. The weapon will be used against soft and lightly armored targets, with the goal of minimizing collateral damage. The Marine Corps will initially deployed APKWS from AH-1W Cobra helicopters.

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