UAE requests APKWS II all-up-rounds
The US State Department has made a determination approving a potential foreign military sale of Advanced Precision Kill Weapon Systems (APKWS) II all-up-rounds to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the Defense Security Cooperation Agency announced on 24 May.
In a package worth $900 million, the UAE has requested 20,004 APKWS II all-up-rounds. Also included is weapon support and test equipment, spares, personnel training, transportation and logistics support services.
The APKWS will provide the UAE with flexibility in the use of proportional, precision fires when operating in remote and mountainous regions as well as populated areas. The APKWS will complement the Hellfire II missile as a secondary precision munition with lower collateral damage potential.
If the sale goes ahead, BAE Systems will be the prime contractor.
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