In the United States showed a new anti-drone weapon

The American company Raytheon showed footage of the Block 2+ Coyote UAV test, which hit other unmanned aerial vehicles. Information about the new anti-drone weapon is published by The Drive resource.

The video shows Coyotes destroying several drones during testing at the US Army's Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona in 2021. High-explosive fragmentation warheads on "Coyotes" detonate with an annular explosion, radiating from their longitudinal axis, creating a kind of fireworks.

According to Raytheon, the stationary launcher with Coyotes shown in the footage is equipped with KuRFS precision targeting radar, while the mobile M-ATV complex uses the Ku-720 radar system.

Coyote is a small UAV that can be launched from a wide variety of platforms, including underwater or surface drones. Earlier versions of the Coyote had a screw engine, retractable wing and twin tail. They were intended primarily for reconnaissance, surveillance and reconnaissance.

Block 2 and Block 3 Coyote have a much more rocket-like configuration and feature four maneuverable control surfaces at the rear. The rocket engine gives the UAV initial thrust, after which the small jet engine is launched. According to representatives of Raytheon "Coyotes" can hit highly maneuverable targets.
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  1. Mantrid Machina Offline Mantrid Machina
    Mantrid Machina (Mantrid Machina) 10 January 2022 14: 22
    What a weird wunderwaffle? I think that the missiles of the same Shell or Thor are no worse
  2. Mikhail L. Offline Mikhail L.
    Mikhail L. 10 January 2022 14: 25
    Now the next step is the invention of ... anti-drone weapons.
    What is humanity spending its resources on! ;-(
  3. S WITH Offline S WITH
    S WITH (N S) 10 January 2022 17: 04
    This is a type of amer parody of the Shell?
  4. Teaser Offline Teaser
    Teaser (Vasiliy) 11 January 2022 13: 50
    Enchanting! good
  5. Pavel57 Offline Pavel57
    Pavel57 (Paul) 11 January 2022 16: 11
    The annular distribution of the fragment field is typical for aircraft missiles. The question is the accuracy of the detonation, so that the fragments hit the target.
    1. Teaser Offline Teaser
      Teaser (Vasiliy) 12 January 2022 11: 05
      From the video, you can roughly estimate the accuracy - quite at the level.