BAE Systems tested the ability of unguided APKWS guided missiles to destroy drones that fly at speeds of up to 160 km/h
BAE Systems continues its series of tests of unguided missiles equipped with the Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS), which is manufactured at BAE's Hudson, New Hampshire, and Austin, Texas, plants.
Here's What We Know
New tests have evaluated the ability of 70mm APKWS missiles to destroy Class 2 unmanned aircraft systems. We are talking about drones weighing between 11 and 23 kg (25-50 pounds) that can reach speeds of up to 160 km/h (100 mph)
The tests took place in Southern Arizona. BAE fired five missiles with the APKWS kit against the drones. In the end, the drones were successfully destroyed by the missiles, further emphasizing the ability of APKWS munitions to hit air targets accurately without incurring a high monetary cost.
Using the APKWS system turns a 70 mm rocket into a highly accurate supersonic weapon with a 4.54 kg (10 lb) warhead. Combat aircraft, helicopters, boats and vehicles can be used for launch.
Source: Army Recognition