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APKWS Mini MLRS   Army Guns 20+mm

Started 5/9/19 by gatnerd; 7354 views.
gatnerd

From: gatnerd

2-Sep

Turns out the Vampire APKWS has been sent to Ukraine:

https://greydynamics.com/vampires-in-ukraine-l3s-new-rocket-system/

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/what-the-vampire-weapon-system-the-u-s-is-sending-to-ukraine-can-actually-do

Interestingly its being billed not as a ground to ground weapon, but as an anti drone system:

Farmplinker

From: Farmplinker

3-Sep

I suspect it will kill more ground than air targets.

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gatnerd

From: gatnerd

9-Nov

APKWS continues to be upgraded, now with a multipurpose HEDP warhead. 

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/laser-guided-rockets-are-getting-new-highly-versatile-anti-armor-warhead

HEAT APAM Warhead for Hydra Guided Rocket

Watch live fire testing at the Mile High Test Center in Sierra Blanca, TX May 3-5, 2022 for General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems HEAT APAM Warhead ...

Paired with the earlier shown proximity fuse (or ideally a multi mode programable fuse for proximity, point impact, or point impact delay) this will make for a really versatile little missile. 

The article lists current all in cost of APKWS is $27,500. 

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