US DoD orders APKWS II
BAE Systems has received an IDIQ contract from US Naval Air Systems Command for the procurement of Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS) II, the US Department of Defense announced on 25 September.
The contract covers full rate production Lots 8-12.
This award procures WGU-59/B units to upgrade the current 2.75-inch rocket system to a semi-active laser guided precision weapon to support US Navy, Army, Air Force; and foreign military sales for the governments of Iraq, Lebanon, Netherlands, Jordan, Afghanistan, the UK, Tunisia, Philippines and Australia.
Work will be complete in December 2025.
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