A-10 fires APKWS for the first time

The US Air Force fired a BAE Systems’ Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System II (APKWS) from an A-10 in February, a first for the Warthog.

110309-F-zz999-785.jpg“In improving rocket accuracy by several orders of magnitude, the APKWS makes the rocket a better weapon for today’s low intensity conflicts, where minimizing collateral damage is a top priority,” says Maj Travis Burton, a 40th Flight Test Squadron A-10 pilot who flew the APKWS trials at Eglin AFB, Florida. “Rockets are a staple close-air support weapon, but their weakness has always been their poor accuracy when shot at range.”

The test unit performed three sorties to demonstrate the capability and ensure the rocket could be fired safely from a fixed wing aircraft, according the USAF.  It’s a test that had never been done before.

The APKWS is a 2.75 diameter, 35-pound, laser-guided rocket.


Subscribe to our e-mail newsletter to receive updates.

6 Responses to A-10 fires APKWS for the first time

  1. Chara 25 July, 2013 at 9:48 pm #

    you are actually a just right webmaster. The site loading pace is
    amazing. It kind of feels that you’re doing any unique trick. Also, The contents are masterwork. you have done a magnificent job in this subject!

  2. Larhonda 11 August, 2013 at 10:44 am #

    When I originally commented I clicked the -Notify me
    when new comments are added- checkbox and now every time a remark is added I get 4 emails
    with the same comment. Is there any approach you possibly can take away me from
    that service? Thanks!

  3. iherb coupon 14 August, 2013 at 7:11 am #

    This website was… how do I say it? Relevant!!
    Finally I’ve found something that helped me. Appreciate it!

  4. martingale roulette fallacy 24 August, 2013 at 3:29 pm #

    At this time it seems like Expression Engine is the preferred blogging platform available right now.
    (from what I’ve read) Is that what you’re using on your blog?

  5. illegal weight loss pills 4 September, 2013 at 7:09 pm #

    I am sure this post has touched all the internet users,
    its really really fastidious paragraph on building up new
    web site.

  6. true nutrition burn 5 October, 2013 at 2:55 pm #

    If you are going for most excellent contents like myself, simply visit this web page
    all the time since it provides quality contents, thanks

Leave a Reply