Air Platforms

US Army selects Raytheon’s Coyote to counter hostile UAVs

19 July 2018

The US Army is to use the Raytheon Coyote unmanned aircraft system (UAS) and KRFS (Ku-band radio frequency system) radar to counter the escalating threat of hostile unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) above the battlefield, the company announced in a press release on 17 July.

The Coyote is a small, tube-launched, expendable UAS featuring a seeker and warhead that can be flown individually or netted together in swarms, and can be adapted for a variety of missions. When paired with an advanced electronically scanned array (AESA) KRFS radar, which can acquire and track “all sizes of UAS threats”, it can acquire and eliminate hostile UAVs.

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