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Raytheon gets $207M to deliver radars, effectors for US Army’s LIDS

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The US Army has awarded Raytheon Missiles & Defense a $207 million contract for the delivery of components for its LIDS counter unmanned aerial systems (UAS) program.

More specifically, the contract will see Raytheon deliver Ku-band Radio Frequency Sensors (KuRFS) and Coyote effector UAS, equipping two US Army divisions.

Additional assets will also be provided to support ongoing Army flight tests and operational deployments.

As part of the US Army’s Low, slow, small unmanned aircraft Integrated Defeat System, called LIDS, KuRFS provides advanced 360-degree threat detection, while Coyote low-cost effectors defeat drones.

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, transportable or mobile deployed system that provides a complete extended-range defense solution.

“KuRFS and Coyote are recognized as critical capabilities for the effective defense against the proliferating UAS threat,” said Tom Laliberty president of Land Warfare & Air Defense at Raytheon Missiles & Defense. “Together with the US 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.”

The KuRFS precision targeting radar and the scaled Ku-720 mobile sensing radar deliver persistent detection, identification and tracking of airborne threats. The Coyote Block 2 kinetic and Block 3 non-kinetic effectors defeat single drones and swarms varying in size and maneuverability.