A Raytheon Technologies (NYSE: RTX) subsidiary has secured a $207 million contract to equip two U.S. Army units with counter-unmanned aerial system radar and effectors.
Raytheon Missiles & Defense will provide Ku-band Radio Frequency Sensors and Coyote effectors and additional assets supporting operational deployments and flight tests, the company said Monday.
KuRFS and Coyote are integrated into the Army’s low, slow, small-unmanned aircraft integrated defeat system, which detects and tracks enemy drones and provides combat support to ground forces.
“Together with the U.S. Army, we’ve matured the technologies and developed an integrated solution that can protect and defend assets, infrastructure and personnel against the complex threat of enemy drones,” said Tom Laliberty, president of land warfare and air defense at Raytheon Missiles & Defense
KuRFS is a multimission precision targeting radar system that works to detect, identify and track rocket, artillery and mortar threats while the Coyote effectors are designed to counter drones operating individually and in swarms.