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Looks like its going to die anyways. The army is making massive budget cuts and the APKWS is one of the weapons systems most directly and detrimentally affected by them.
IMHO the laser guided rocket's range wouldn't be outside the effective, accurate range of an unguided rocket with a potentially larger warhead. Of course thats all speculation however.
Also IMHO the Army should be putting more towards things like the MRM-KE to take out next gen tanks than spending millions of dollars on anti-terrorist rockets, five of which will be fired per month.
I agree that the humvee system would be great. I believe the british developed a system like what you are describing (starstreak or starscream or somesuch) that fired 3 small laser guided missiles capable of taking out anything from bunkers to aircraft.