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  • Saudi Helos for Indian Navy
    Saudi Helos for Indian Navy 26 March 2020
    The naval helicopter market is expanding due to the balances in the oceans. In this context, the configurations of the platforms that the ordered by countries will receive are also determined. India announced that it will acquire 24 MH-60R naval helicopters last February. Within the scope of the agreement, which includes six AH-64 Apache and 24 MH-60 Romeo, and the total cost of which is announced as 2.12 billion USD. The model of the platforms that New Delhi will take delivery...
  • US Approved Possible Ground Attack Aircraft Sale to Tunisia
    US Approved Possible Ground Attack Aircraft Sale to Tunisia 28 February 2020
    Tunisia, in armament race in the region, continues to acquisition of defence systems. According to a statement from the US Department of Defence, approval for the possible sale of AT-6 Wolverine aircraft requested by Tunisia has been approved. Platforms which are ground attack models of T-6 Texan IIs, Textron production. Besides the aircraft, the estimated cost of the package including guided bombs, BAE Systems production APKWS 2.75 "rocket guidance kits, 12.7 mm mach...
  • Guided Rocked Solution Against Cruise Missiles
    Guided Rocked Solution Against Cruise Missiles 28 January 2020
    The search for solutions against the increasing cruise missile threats is also expanding. As part of these efforts, the US Air Force carried out a new weapon test. In testing activities conducted in December 2019, an F-16C Fighting Falcon of the USn Air Force intercepted a high-speed target drone simulating cruise missile. AN/AAQ-33 Sniper targeting pod was used in tests with the laser-guided AGR-20A APKWS (Advanced Precision Kill System). It is unclear whether any changes...
  • Morocco to buy 36 Apache
    Morocco to buy 36 Apache 21 November 2019
    Morocco has been cleared to buy up to 36 Boeing AH-64E Apache Guardian attack helicopters for an estimated value of USD 4.25 billion. US State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to Morocco of 36 AH-64E Apache attack helicopters and related equipment for an estimated cost of $4.25 billion.  The Defence Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on November 19, 2019. The Government of M...
  • Greece to get Romeo
    Greece to get Romeo 13 July 2019
        The State Department approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Greece of MH-60R Multi-Mission Helicopters with support for an estimated cost of $600 million.  The Defence Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on July 12, 2019. The Government of Greece has requested to buy up to seven MH-60R Multi-Mission Helicopters equipped with 10 APS-l 53(V) Multi-Mode R...
  • $ 3.9 Billion Arms Export to Two Countries
    $ 3.9 Billion Arms Export to Two Countries 27 May 2019
      United States will sell up to $ 3.9 billion arms to two Middle East Countries United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The State Department approved two countries requests. The Defence Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on May 24, 2019. UAE wants to acquire RQ-21A Blackjack Unmanned Air Vehicles with support for an estimated cost of $80 million.  The Government of the UAE has ...
  • $6 961 Billion Worth Export
    $6 961 Billion Worth Export 7 May 2019
    The State Department has decided to approve a possible Foreign Military Sale to three countries for five different defence items. Two for Bahrain, two for Czech Republic and one for United Arab Emirates. Total cost for Bahrain is $ 3. 228 billion. Total tag price for Czech Republic is 1. 085 billion and UAE will pay $2.728 billion. Total export value is $6 961 billion. Bahrain will acquire various Patriot missile systems and related support and equipment for an...
  • APKWS to Nigeria
    APKWS to Nigeria 7 February 2019
    The United States has announced the approval of a new military sale. The US Department of Defence announced that Nigeria will procure APKWS. The total cost of the agreement is $ 225 million. It is reported that the systems will be used in 12 EMB-314 Super Tucanos ordered in 2017. APKWS is a guidance kit for Hydra 70 rockets. System has 1.8 kilograms high explosive warhead and guided with with a semi-active laser guidance kit.
  • US Navy Ordered More Than 7,000 APKWS
    US Navy Ordered More Than 7,000 APKWS 9 May 2018
    The US Navy ordered more than 7 thousand Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS) Laser-Guided Rockets from BAE systems under a $175 million contract.  The APKWS technology transforms standard 2.75-inch (70-millimeter) rockets into precision munitions by simply installing the guidance kit between the warhead and engine of an unguided rocket. The company expects additional orders to bring the total number of units for this production lot to 17,500. ...
  • US Approved AH-1Z Sales to Bahrain
    US Approved AH-1Z Sales to Bahrain 30 April 2018
    The US State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Bahrain of AH-1Z attack helicopters for an estimated cost of $911.4 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on 27 April.  The Government of Bahrain has requested 12 AH-1Z attack helicopters along with associated sustainment and support equipment, as well as weapons including 14 AGM-114 Hel...
  • MH-60R Approval to Mexico
    MH-60R Approval to Mexico 24 April 2018
    The US State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Mexico of MH-60R Multi-Mission Helicopters for an estimated cost of $1,20 billion. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency has notified the Congress of this possible sale on 18 April. The Government of Mexico has requested to buy eight MH-60R Multi-Mission Helicopters equipped with T-700 GE 401 C engines with four engines as spares, APS-153(V) Multi-Mode radar...
  • USMC Complete First F/A-18, APKWS Flight
    USMC Complete First F/A-18, APKWS Flight 18 April 2018
    The Marine Corps’ F/A-18 squadrons recently flew with the Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS), the US Naval Air Systems Command announced on 16 April. APKWS allows the F/A-18A-D to maintain a forward-firing, moving-target capability. The F/A-18 is the second Navy fixed-wing platform to carry APKWS after the AV-8B. Rotary-wing platforms including the UH-1Y, AH-1Z and MH-60S/R can also carry APKWS
  • Qatar Requests APKWS II
    Qatar Requests APKWS II 11 April 2018
    Qatar has requested 5 thousand Advanced Precision Kill Weapon Systems (APKWS) II Guidance Sections from the US, The Defense Security Cooperation Agency announced on 9 April. The Congress was notified regarding the possible sale which also includes 5 thousand MK66-4 2.75-inch rocket motors and 5 thousand high explosive warheads for airborne 2.75-inch rockets. If the Congress approves, Qatar will pay approximately $300 million under the Foreign Military Sales contract. ...
  • USMC To Deploy APKWS on F/A-18 Hornets
    USMC To Deploy APKWS on F/A-18 Hornets 5 March 2018
    The US Marine Corps is preparing for the initial deployment of WGU-59/B Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System II (APKWS II) into operational service on F/A-18A-D Hornets, according to a Twitter post released by the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR). BAE Systems' Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS) guidance kit transforms an unguided 2.75-inch (70 millimeter) rocket into a precision-guided rocket.   
  • Korean Marines soon to be armed with the LOGIR
    Korean Marines soon to be armed with the LOGIR 2 January 2017
    Republic of Korea’s Marine Corps will soon be replacing its 90 mm coastal defence guns with the Low-Cost Guided Imaging Rocket (LOGIR) The LOGIR is an US Office of Naval Research (ONR) project to fit a imaging infrared seeker to the Hydra 70 2.75 inch rocket with participation from Republic of Korea. It transitioned as the weapon used in the Medusa Joint Capability Technology Demonstration with Korea. The program provided a precision guided 2.75 inch (70 mm) rocket for use with existing...
  • BAE Accelerates Production Rate
    BAE Accelerates Production Rate 21 October 2016
    The US Navy awarded a three-year contract to BAE Systems to accelerate the deliveries of company’s Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS). The indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract worth $600 million, aims to speed up the deliveries from the current rate of 1,500-2,000 units annually to 5,000 units for the first year and increase the rate over time. The first delivery is expected to be realized at the end of 2016. APKWS turns a standard unguided 2.75-inch (70 m...
  • 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 an...
  • USAF: F-16 laser guided rockets to be used in Iraq
    USAF: F-16 laser guided rockets to be used in Iraq 27 July 2016
    The US Air Force has acquired laser guided rockets Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS) from BAE Systems in operational emergency procedure now used in Iraq. These rockets were commissioned for both the F-16 and A-10. This is the first time the USAF uses these combat precision weapons at low cost from a fixed wing. Turkish Defence Company ROKETSAN produces similar systems Cirit. They are currently in use only in helicopters. The France for its part has ordered TDA similar rockets wit...
  • Bell signs MoU with Czech company for UH-1Y bid 15 May 2016
    Bell Helicopter signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with MPI Group in Prague. Bell prepares to offer its UH-1Y utility helicopter to the Czech Republic. The MoU covers opportunities for national industry to support Bell's push to secure a first export sale of the UH-1Y to the air force branch of the Armed Forces of the Czech Republic (Vzdusné Síly Armády Ceské Republiky: VS ACR). The VS ACR has a pressing need to replace its Warsaw Pact-era Mil Mi-2 '...
  • BAE’s APKWS II deployed on fixed wings 31 March 2016
    The Harrier II became the first fixed wing air platform that used Advanced Precision Kill Weapons System II (APKWS II) on battle field. The US Marine Corps (USMC) has begun using the fixed-wing variant of the APKWS II on AV-8B Harrier II aircraft instead of rotary wings. APKWSs are deployed to Bahrain as part of Operation 'Inherent Resolve', the US Central Command mission to degrade and defeat the terror groups in Bahrein. Marine Corps have requested the delivery of APKWS to Harrier ...