Monday, September 17, 2012

Armed Fire Scout nears

Armed Fire Scout. Business Wire photo
NASHUA, N.H. -- For the first time, the Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System will be integrated onto an unmanned aerial vehicle, BAE Systems said today. The company, which designed and manufactures the guidance section of the laser-guided rocket, was recently awarded a U.S. Navy contract to add the APKWS onto the MQ-8B Fire Scout UAV. The system is being integrated onto the Fire Scout in response to an urgent operational need and is being prepared for rapid deployment. (Source: Business Wire, 09/17/12) Gulf Coast note: Northrop Grumman Fire Scouts are built in part in Moss Point, Miss.