Kingdom Of Jordan to Purchase BAE Systems’ Precision Rockets to Strengthen Military

Jordan will deploy the APKWS rocket on its CASA-235 light gunship aircraft.

Date: Issue 53 - May 2014

The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and the U.S. Navy have formally signed a Letter of Offer and Acceptance for the first international sale of BAE Systems’ Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWSTM) laser-guided rocket.

“We’re pleased that the Jordanian Armed Forces will be the first international customer of our APKWS rocket. As part of this sale, we’ll deliver an advanced, highly-accurate weapon system to help strengthen the Kingdom’s military,” said David Harrold, director of precision guidance solutions at BAE Systems. “Through the foreign military sale process, the APKWS rocket can provide precision strike capabilities to Jordan and other military allies that would benefit from an affordable, proven, low-risk laser-guided rocket system currently in the U.S. inventory.”