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Raytheon receives KuRFS radar contract

7th November 2018 - 12:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Raytheon has received a $191 million contract from the US Army for its Ku-band radio frequency (KuRFS) radars.

KuRFS is an advanced electronically scanned array system that will address a US Army operational need for a counter-UAS radar. The system delivers precision fire control as well as sense and warn capability for multiple missions including detection of rocket, artillery, mortar and swarming UAS threats.

KuRFS integrates with the Phalanx weapon system, 50-calibre guns and 30mm cannons. The radar also supports high-energy laser and the Coyote UAS in both ground mounted or vehicle mounted configuration.

Andrew Hajek, senior director of tactical radars at Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems, said: ‘Seeing threats - like swarming drones – as soon as possible on the battlefield is essential to protecting critical assets and saving soldiers' lives. KuRFS makes this possible by delivering a unique combination 360° situational awareness, precision and mobility.’

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