Danger Close: Laser Guided Hydra Rockets Smash Russian Position

Footage shows both firing and impacts of Ukrainian 70mm laser-guided Hydra Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS) in support of front line fighting forces.


It's likely that the two clips are not actually of the same event, but gives the viewer an idea of how the system works. The infantry troops were reportedly lazing Russian positions just a few meters from their own, and two rockets can be seen impacting the woodline.


The hydra system is an add-on feature that fits to unguided rockets, turning them into a precision munition.


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Will Killmore is a US Army combat infantry veteran and Purple Heart recipient. He has deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan with the 172nd Stryker Brigade and 173rd Airborne Brigade. Following his time in service, he successfully pursued a certificate of journalism and has been a blogger for Funker530 since 2014. Follow Will’s bad takes on Twitter

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Footage shows both firing and impacts of Ukrainian 70mm laser-guided Hydra Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS) in support of front line fighting forces.


It's likely that the two clips are not actually of the same event, but gives the viewer an idea of how the system works. The infantry troops were reportedly lazing Russian positions just a few meters from their own, and two rockets can be seen impacting the woodline.


The hydra system is an add-on feature that fits to unguided rockets, turning them into a precision munition.


About the Author

Author's Photo

Will Killmore

Will Killmore is a US Army combat infantry veteran and Purple Heart recipient. He has deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan with the 172nd Stryker Brigade and 173rd Airborne Brigade. Following his time in service, he successfully pursued a certificate of journalism and has been a blogger for Funker530 since 2014. Follow Will’s bad takes on Twitter

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