Coyote Block Two weapon that was counter-drone approved for sales (Image Credit: SNN)
TUCSON, Ariz., March 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The U.S. government has cleared Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) to sell the Coyote(R) Block two counter-drone weapon to authorized allied states as part of the Howler counter-drone system.
In 2019, the U.S. Armydeployed Howler, a mix of this Ku-band Radio Frequency System and Coyote Block 1, into the battlefield. The high-speed Block 2 is designed to use Raytheon’s KuRFS multi-mission radar because its flame control resource.
“Delivering this enhanced version of this combat-proven Coyote reinforces our allies’ defenses against enemy drones,” said Sam Deneke, Raytheon Land Warfare Systems vice president. “Block 2 is fast, effective and shields troops on the battlefield.”
Raytheon finished operational, developmental and customer acceptance testing about the Coyote Block two version. Powered by a jet engine, the weapon could be found from the ground to destroy drones and other aerial threats.
“The KuRFS radar provides soldiers unparalleled vision of individual drones,” said Bryan Rosselli, vice president of Raytheon Mission Systems and Sensors. “The ability to quickly and obviously detect, track and discriminate the threat leads to positive identification, and makes the Coyote all the more exact in its ability to intercept drones.”
Raytheon hopes to attain full-rate creation of Coyote Block two in 2020.
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