Iraq to use BAE Systems' APKWS

Iraq to use BAE Systems' APKWS 16 September, 2016

The Iraqi Army is to integrate BAE System Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS) on its Bell IA-407 helicopters. The announcement was made by Bell Helicopter vice-president for Middle East and Africa during AAD 2016 exhibition. Currently, the 24 helicopters in service are armed with 50-calibre machine guns and 70 mm Hydra air-to-surface rockets. The APKWS uses semi-active laser guidance technology to strike lightly armored targets in confined areas, providing accuracy and mission effectiveness.

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