Free Newsletters - Space - Defense - Environment - Energy - Solar - Nuclear
..
. Military Space News .




MISSILE NEWS
Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System rockets for Jordan
by Richard Tomkins
Arlington, Va. (UPI) May 6, 2013


disclaimer: image is for illustration purposes only

Jordan is to deploy BAE Systems' Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System laser-guided rocket on its aerial gunships, BAE Systems announced.

Deployment of the weapon comes as a result of Jordan and the U.S. Navy signing a Letter of Offer and Acceptance for the laser-guided APKWS under the U.S. Foreign Military Sales program.

"We're pleased that the Jordanian armed forces will be the first international customer of our APKWS rocket," said David Harrold, director of precision guidance solutions at BAE Systems. "As part of this sale, we'll deliver an advanced, highly-accurate weapon system to help strengthen the Kingdom's military.

"Through the Foreign Military Sale process, the APKWS rocket can provide precision strike capabilities to Jordan and other military allies that would benefit from an affordable, proven, low-risk laser-guided rocket system currently in the U.S. inventory."

The APKWS 2.75-inch rocket uses semi-active laser guidance technology to strike soft and lightly armored targets in confined areas. BAE Systems said it is one-third the weight of other laser-guided weapons and fills the gap between unguided small diameter rockets, such as the Hydra, and anti-armor missiles in larger diameters through the use of a mid-body kit.

A delivery schedule for the APKWS rockets was not disclosed.

.


Related Links
Learn about missile defense at SpaceWar.com
All about missiles at SpaceWar.com






Comment on this article via your Facebook, Yahoo, AOL, Hotmail login.

Share this article via these popular social media networks
del.icio.usdel.icio.us DiggDigg RedditReddit GoogleGoogle




Memory Foam Mattress Review
Newsletters :: SpaceDaily :: SpaceWar :: TerraDaily :: Energy Daily
XML Feeds :: Space News :: Earth News :: War News :: Solar Energy News





MISSILE NEWS
Britain eyes adaption of naval air defense missile for army
London (UPI) May 5, 2013
European missile-maker MBDA is to explore a ground-based air defense missile system based on its Sea Ceptor system for Royal Navy frigates. Under a $60.7 million contract from Britain's Ministry of Defense, MBDA will demonstrate the adaptation and evolution of core weapon system sub-systems, such as command and control, for a land environment and prepare the system to replace the Royal ... read more


MISSILE NEWS
Propulsion Module For SBIRS GEO-4 Satellite Completed

Canada revisiting ballistic missile defense: official

South Korea orders missile defense systems from ATK

Army orders Patriot missile segment enhancement

MISSILE NEWS
Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System rockets for Jordan

Raytheon's JSOW scores direct hits in back-to-back flight tests

Britain eyes adaption of naval air defense missile for army

Harpoon missile sale in works for Brazil

MISSILE NEWS
Fire Scout Gets Electromagnetic Interference Tests Ahead Of Ship-based Ops

Northrop Grumman And Yamaha To Collaborate On Unmanned Helicopter System

Electromagnetic environment testing for MQ-8C Fire Scout

Parrot launching smartphone-controlled drones

MISSILE NEWS
Production Ramps Up on next Advanced EHF Birds

A Multi-Billion Dollar Military Satellite Market

Sagetech to Study Micro-Mode 5 Transponder for US Navy

China to deter unauthorized use of radio frequency

MISSILE NEWS
Stryker hulls being improved to withstand mines, IEDs

Exelis receives follow-on order for CWI sub-systems

Beetle uses chemical warfare, inspires ATM protection technology

Japan makes first arrest over 3-D printer guns: reports

MISSILE NEWS
Pentagon chief to head to Saudi, Israel next week

India's Modi pledges defence procurement overhaul

US military reviews hairstyle rules after outcry

EU firms help power China's military rise

MISSILE NEWS
Philippines' Aquino says ASEAN must tackle China sea claims

Rebels in east Ukraine claim landslide vote for independence

Myanmar diplomatic debut tested by China sea spats

ASEAN fires warning shot across China's bows

MISSILE NEWS
Harnessing Magnetic Vortices for Making Nanoscale Antennas

New method for measuring the temperature of nanoscale objects discovered

Nanomaterial Outsmarts Ions

World's thinnest nanowires created by Vanderbilt grad student




The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2014 - Space Media Network. All websites are published in Australia and are solely subject to Australian law and governed by Fair Use principals for news reporting and research purposes. AFP, UPI and IANS news wire stories are copyright Agence France-Presse, United Press International and Indo-Asia News Service. ESA news reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement, agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space Media Network on any Web page published or hosted by Space Media Network. Privacy Statement All images and articles appearing on Space Media Network have been edited or digitally altered in some way. Any requests to remove copyright material will be acted upon in a timely and appropriate manner. Any attempt to extort money from Space Media Network will be ignored and reported to Australian Law Enforcement Agencies as a potential case of financial fraud involving the use of a telephonic carriage device or postal service.