BAE Systems receives $225M order from U.S. Navy for precision guidance kits
The U.S. Navy has placed a $225M order for additional precision guidance kits from BAE Systems. The combat-proven Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System kits transform standard 2.75" Hydra rockets into guided munitions that provide warfighters with a precision strike capability with limited collateral damage. The APKWS guidance kits are the U.S. government's only program of record for 2.75-inch laser-guided rockets, and are available to all four military branches and to allied nations via Foreign Military Sales. The warhead of the Hydra rocket combined with precision guidance lets warfighters strike light targets while minimizing the risk of harm to friendly forces or civilian buildings nearby - making them ideal for dense urban combat.