Raytheon Technologies has been awarded a US Army contract, valued at $237 million, to supply Ku-band Radio Frequency Sensors (KuRFS) and Coyote effectors to detect and defeat UAV. The contract covers fixed-site and mobile systems as well as effectors, all for US Central Command.
As part of the Army’s Low, slow, small-unmanned aircraft Integrated Defeat System (LIDS), KuRFS provides advanced 360° threat detection, while Coyote defeats drones. “The KuRFS radar and Coyote effectors effectively detect and defeat unmanned aircraft systems, an increasingly evident and global threat[…]LIDS is operationally deployed, providing a proven, reliable, and essential layer of defense against enemy drones,” observed Tom Laliberty, President of Land Warfare & Air Defense at Raytheon Missiles & Defense.
The 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 manoeuvrability, at higher altitudes and longer ranges than similar class systems. LIDS integrates KuRFS and the Coyote family of effectors with Northrop Grumman‘s Forward Area Air Defense Command and Control system(FAADC2), and Syracuse Research Corporation‘s EW system. Together, these systems create a multi-mission fixed, relocatable, or mobile deployed system that provides a complete extended-range defence solution.
Original at Monch Publishing Group.
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