Raytheon has received U.S. government approval to offer the country's allies an unmanned aircraft system designed to operate with a counter-drone platform.
The company said Tuesday it secured marketing clearance for the Block 2 Coyote UAS variant following completion of developmental, operational and customer acceptance test phases.
The system features a company-made multimission radar technology and a jet engine built to help the weapon launch from the ground to engage aerial targets such as drone threats.
Bryan Rosselli, vice president of Raytheon' mission systems and sensors business, said that KuRFS provides military personnel identify individual drones.
The U.S. Army reached initial operational capability status for the Howler counter-UAS platform, which combines advanced electronically scanned array radar and Coyote, last year.
According Raytheon, it aims to commence Block 2 full-rate production work this year.