Howler reaches IOC with US Army
The Howler counter-UAS system has achieved Initial Operational Capability with the US Army, Raytheon announced on 18 June.
Combining the capabilities of Raytheon's Ku band radio frequency system multi-mission simultaneous radar and the Coyote UAS, Howler uses an KuRFS advanced electronically scanned array to acquire and track all sized UAS threats. Coyote then uses a warhead to eliminate the threat.
In addition to providing advanced situational awareness, precise discrimination and mobility to successfully counter UAS threats, Howler gives the army the flexibility to adapt to the quickly changing, multi-dimensional threat environment.
Bryan Rosselli, vice president of mission systems and sensors, said: ‘We developed and fielded this system in just 17 months. Detecting the drone threat is the first critical step in the counter-UAS kill chain. The combination of precise tracking and engagement of these two proven systems gives the US Army a vital capability to defeat this constantly evolving threat.’
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