TEXTRON TO MAKE DEVICES TO CONTROL COPTER ROCKETS.Byline: Daily News
VALENCIA - Defense giant Lockheed Martin's bid to develop guided rockets for military attack helicopters includes controllers manufactured by a local company.
HR Textron would produce the control actuation system at its Valencia campus, according to the final proposal submitted Monday for the government's Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System The Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS) was a developmental program to provide a laser guided missile which would have been compatible with existing Hydra 70 unguided rocket systems in service. II development program.
Lockheed is competing with Raytheon and a BAE Systems/General Dynamics team to provide a new 2.75-inch guided rocket for U.S. Army Apache and Marine Corps Cobra attack helicopters to more precisely engage nonarmored targets.
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"We progressed through a complete subassembly and assembly development to a successful guided flight in a nine-month contractor-funded pre-award development program," said Steve Barnoske, director of Tactical Missiles for Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control Lockheed Martin Missiles & Fire Control (LM MFC) is a Lockheed Martin business unit based in the Dallas suburb of Grand Prairie, Texas. The unit's offensive and defensive arsenal includes air-to-air and air-to-ground missiles, naval rockets and missiles, fire control and sensor .
"And our ready production lines mean we can deliver an affordable product with Lockheed Martin's historical cost credibility."
Lockheed said the APKWS APKWS Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (US Army) II is a low-cost precision alternative to the larger Hellfire hell·fire
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Noun 1. missile that will destroy nonarmored targets close to civilian assets or friendly forces. Lockheed Martin plans to produce the APKWS II seeker at its plant in Ocala, Fla., with final rocket assembly at its facility in Troy, Ala.