Raytheon's Coyote Block II approved for international sales

By Jaspreet Gill / March 17, 2020 at 12:58 PM

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.