The U.S. Army has granted Raytheon Technologies (NYSE: RTX) a $237 million C-UAS contract to supply Ku-band Radio Frequency Sensors (KuRFS) and Coyote® effectors capable of detecting and neutralizing unmanned aerial vehicles.
The Raytheon Technologies C-UAS contract includes a combination of fixed-site and mobile systems as well as a quantity of effectors, designated to support the Army’s U.S Central Command operations.
KuRFS radars and Coyote® effectors, which are components of the U.S. Army’s Low, Slow, Small Unmanned Aircraft Integrated Defeat System (LIDS), work together to enhance threat detection and counter-drone capabilities. KuRFS offers comprehensive 360-degree threat detection, while Coyote provides a means of neutralizing drones.
“The KuRFS radar and Coyote effectors effectively detect and defeat unmanned aircraft systems, an increasingly evident and global threat,” said Tom Laliberty president of Land Warfare & Air Defense at Raytheon Missiles & Defense. “LIDS is operationally deployed, providing a proven, reliable, and essential layer of defense against enemy drones.”
KuRFS precision targeting radar and the scaled Ku720 mobile sensing radar deliver persistent detection, identification and tracking of airborne threats. The Coyote Block 2 defeats single drones and swarms varying in size and maneuverability, and at higher altitudes and longer ranges than similar class systems.
The U.S. Army’s LIDS integrates KuRFS and the Coyote family of effectors with Northrop Grumman’s Forward Area Air Defense Command and Control system, or FAADC2, and Syracuse Research Corporation’s electronic warfare system. Together, these systems create a multi-mission fixed, relocatable, or mobile deployed system that provides a complete extended-range defense solution.
Post Image- As part of the U.S. Army’s Low, slow, small-unmanned aircraft Integrated Defeat System, called LIDS, KuRFS provides advanced 360-degree threat detection, while Coyote low-cost effectors defeat drones. (Photo Credit- Raytheon Technologies)
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