In a remarkable demonstration of technological prowess and readiness, Raytheon recently conducted comprehensive tests to assess the interoperability of its cutting-edge radar and effector systems with the US Army’s Low, slow, small-unmanned aircraft Integrated Defense System (LIDS) platform.

These trials represent a significant milestone in enhancing the military’s ability to “detect and defeat” unmanned aerial threats, setting the stage for the continued evolution of counter-drone capabilities in an era of growing drone proliferation.

Raytheon’s Ku-band Radio Frequency System (KuRFS) radar and the Coyote family of effectors took center stage during these tests, supporting the Army’s mission to counter “low, slow, small-unmanned aircraft.”

In challenging scenarios featuring both individual drones and swarm attacks, these technologies demonstrated their prowess, affirming their effectiveness in promptly decreasing reaction times when countering hostile drone threats.

LIDS: The Army’s Counter-Drone Solution

The LIDS platform is a critical component of the US Army’s efforts to maintain dominance over the growing drone threat landscape.

It serves as the military’s go-to counter-unmanned system capability, integrating a range of cutting-edge technologies designed to thwart the various unmanned aerial threats that have become increasingly prevalent in recent years.