APKWS II deployed on USMC Harriers

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    APKWS II deployed on USMC Harriers

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    The Harrier II is the first fixed-wing platform to deploy operationally with APKWS II. Source: NAVAIR
    The US Marine Corps (USMC) has begun to field the fixed-wing variant of the Advanced Precision Kill Weapons System II (APKWS) on AV-8B Harrier II aircraft forward deployed to Bahrain as part of Operation 'Inherent Resolve', the US Central Command mission to degrade and defeat the Islamic State.

    The accelerated delivery into theatre - announced by the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) on 30 March - comes just seven months after a formal requirement was raised by Marine Corps headquarters. Fielding of this rapid deployment capability has seen the AV-8B become the first tactical aircraft (TACAIR) platform to integrate APKWS II.

    More at : http://www.janes.com/article/59175/apkws-ii-deployed-on-usmc-harriers
     
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