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Coyote Block 2 UAV killer on target for IOC and sales

17th March 2020 - 17:45 GMT | by Damian Kemp in Dublin

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Raytheon expects to begin full-rate production of Coyote Block 2 (pictured), a counter-UAS (C-UAS) UAV which is used with the Howler C-UAS system, in 2020.

The company also expects to achieve IOC of the UAV with the US Army this year.

Howler currently uses the Ku-Band Radio Frequency System (KuRFS) and Coyote Block 1, a substantially different weapon to Block 2. It has shorter range, is slower and more like a conventional UAV rather than a rocket which Block 2 resembles.

Block 2 has been approved for FMS and, while any purchase is conducted government to government, Raytheon officials said …

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