Raytheon has been approved to sell its Coyote Block II counter-drone system to allied nations, company officials announced today.
In a media call with reporters, John Hobday, senior manager for Coyote and rapid development programs, said the company "has now been approved by the U.S. government for export under [foreign military sales] of counter-drone capability, specifically with Raytheon components of the [Ku-band Radio Frequency System] and the Coyote Block II interceptor."
According to a March 17 press release, the Coyote Block II "is designed to use Raytheon's KuRFS multimission radar as its fire-control source." Both the Coyote Block II interceptor and the KuRFS radar are part of the counter-drone system, which the Army deployed last year.
Coyote Block II, which recently went through developmental and operational testing, is powered by a jet engine and "can be launched from the ground to destroy drones and other aerial threats," according to the press release.
Raytheon expects to reach full-rate production on Coyote Block II this year.