UAS and radar integrated Howler deployed to battlefield

TEWKSBURY, Mass. The U.S. Army recently announced that the Howler counter unmanned aerial system achieved Initial Operational Capability, putting critical protection against drones in the hands of soldiers.

The U.S. Army-named Howler combines the capabilities of Raytheon's Ku band radio frequency system (KuRFS) multi-mission simultaneous radar and Coyote unmanned aircraft system (UAS).

The KuRFS acquires and tracks UAS threats of all sizes while Coyote works with KuRFS using its advanced seeker and warhead to identify and eliminate UAS threats.

In addition to providing situational awareness, discrimination, and mobility to counter UAS threats, Howler could give the Army the ability to adapt to the quickly changing, multidimensional threat environment, according to Raytheon and Army officials.