The U.S. Army awarded Raytheon a $191 million contract for the KuRFS Ku-Band radar, an advanced electronically scanned array (AESA) radar that meets the Army's immediate need for countering unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV).

Already deployed, KuRFS delivers precision fire control as well as “sense and warn” capability for multiple missions, including detecting rocket, artillery, mortar and swarming UAS threats.

KuRFS enables defense against multiple threat types through its integration with the land-based Phalanx Weapon System, 50 caliber guns and 30 mm cannons. The radar also supports high-energy laser and the Coyote weapon system, in both ground or vehicle mounted configurations.

Through a model of rapid-turn development and deployment, Raytheon' KuRFS can quickly address the Army's urgent needs. This reduces time to fielding, while providing enhanced flexibility to adapt to the quickly-changing drone threat environment.

“Seeing threats — like swarming drones — as soon as possible on the battlefield is essential to protecting critical assets and saving soldiers' lives. KuRFS makes this possible by delivering a unique combination 360-degree situational awareness, precision and mobility.” — Andrew Hajek, senior director of tactical radars at Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems