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Coyote Block 2 C-UAS systems cleared for sale

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March 18, 2020

Emma Helfrich

Technology Editor

Military Embedded Systems

Photo courtesy of Raytheon.

TUCSON, Ariz. The U.S. government has cleared Raytheon Company to sell the Coyote Block 2 counter-unmanned aerial systems (C-UAS) weapon to approved allied nations as part of the Howler counter-drone system.

In 2019, the U.S. Army deployed Howler, a combination of the Ku-band Radio Frequency System (KuRFS) and Coyote Block 1, into the battlefield. The high-speed, maneuverable Block 2 is designed to use Raytheon's KuRFS multi-mission radar as its fire control source.

Raytheon recently completed developmental, operational, and customer acceptance testing on the Coyote Block 2 variant. Powered by a jet engine, the new weapon can be launched from the ground to destroy UASs and other aerial threats.

According to the company, Raytheon expects to achieve full-rate production of Coyote Block 2 in 2020.

 

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