Raytheon Technologies to Develop Counter-UAS Solutions with $237 Million Contract

Raytheon Technologies (NYSE: RTX) has been awarded a significant $237 million U.S. Army contract for the development and deployment of advanced Ku-band Radio Frequency Sensors (KuRFS) and Coyote® effectors. The contract includes both fixed-site and mobile systems, as well as a quantity of effectors, designated to support the Army’s U.S Central Command operations. These systems will be an integral part of the U.S. Army’s Low, Slow, Small-Unmanned Aircraft Integrated Defeat System, commonly referred to as LIDS.

KuRFS provides advanced 360-degree threat detection and the Coyote low-cost effectors deliver precise and effective defeat capabilities against drones. This is a critical capability in today’s complex security environment, where drones are becoming increasingly prevalent and pose a significant threat to military operations.

“The KuRFS radar and Coyote effectors effectively detect and defeat unmanned aircraft systems, an increasingly evident and global threat,” said Tom Laliberty, President of Land Warfare & Air Defense at Raytheon Missiles & Defense. “LIDS is operationally deployed, providing a proven, reliable, and essential layer of defense against enemy drones.”

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 maneuverability, and at higher altitudes and longer ranges than similar class systems.

The U.S. Army’s LIDS integrates KuRFS and the Coyote family of effectors with Northrop Grumman’s Forward Area Air Defense Command and Control system, or FAADC2, and Syracuse Research Corporation’s electronic warfare system. Together, these systems create a multi-mission fixed, relocatable, or mobile deployed system that provides a complete extended-range defense solution.

This contract win is a testament to Raytheon Technologies’ expertise and dedication to providing innovative and effective solutions to protect against emerging threats. The company is committed to working closely with the U.S. Army and its partners to develop and deploy state-of-the-art technology that ensures the safety and security of military personnel and critical assets.

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