The US Army, with eyes wide open and sporting a steely gaze, has recently ramped up its game. The battlefield’s got a new player, and its name is Coyote—this isn’t your typical run-of-the-mill interceptor; it’s the answer to the sky’s latest menace: loitering munitions.

A New Arsenal for a New Threat

Now, listen closely. This isn’t just about putting another gun on the rack.

The Army’s laying down a hefty plan to rope in 6,000 Coyote Block II variants, each a hummingbird of death with explosive warheads ready to kiss those pesky drones goodbye.

But wait, there’s more.

We’re not just going kinetic; we’ve got our eyes on 700 Block III beauties, too, armed with non-kinetic payloads for when you want to take ’em down a notch without the fireworks.