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Wednesday, 8 June 2016

USAF's F-16 fighters started using APKWS rockets in combat operations

The U.S. Air Force has acquired BAE Systems’ Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS) laser-guided rockets for use in ongoing operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Air Force fielded the initial units to fulfill an urgent operational need for F-16 and A-10 aircraft, and it has already successfully used the weapon in combat operations.
Artistic rendering of a F-16 fighter firing BAE Systems' APKWS laser-guided rocket
(Credit: BAE Systems)
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