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Lockheed Martin's Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System II (APKWS II), or HELLFIRE® Junior, builds on 30 years of leadership in precision laser-guided weaponry, including Joint Common Missile (JCM), HELLFIRE, Copperhead, and the Laser-Aided Rocket System - the world’s first laser-guided 2.75-inch rocket - to deliver a 2.75-inch semi-active laser (SAL) guided rocket that provides HELLFIRE capability at a fraction of a HELLFIRE's cost.
Lockheed Martin's Advanced Precision kill Weapon System II (APKWS II), ...
Originally posted by bj
That first pic in the thread is photoshopped, no II's have flown yet.
In a briefing at the National Press Club today, the company showed never-before-seen imagery from its recent successful initial guided test vehicle (GTV-1) flight at Eglin Air Force Base, FL, including a side-by-side comparison with the trajectory predicted in its integrated flight simulation (IFS) model.
The Lockheed Martin rocket hit the target board 2.8 kilometers downrange and the impact was less than half a meter from the laser spot designation.
Originally posted by astral_ice
If you ask me it's better than a scaled down hellfire. For one it's bound to be cheaper. This is a huge plus... for two it's designed to combat the REAL threats we face, Such as armored technicals (heavy machine guns mounted on light trucks for us americans), RPG nests, and other shoulder fired weaponry positions mobile or immobile that radiate a heat signature.