The news article that is in the PAS’19 Special Dossier published in the 72th issue of MSI Turkish Defence Review is now available on our website:
One of the topics highlighted by Raytheon at PAS 2019 was defence against drones. The company held a press conference on June 18, during which it described its solutions with a presentation entitled “Counter UAS: Analysis of an Attack”.
Raytheon divides its capabilities in this area into three groups: Command and Control, Sensors, and Effectors. The Command and Control group includes the WINDSHEAR solution to the integration of sensors and weapons. The Sensors group consists of radar and electro-optical systems, and includes the KURFS and Ku720 radars and the Multi-Spectral Targeting System. The Effectors group includes high-energy laser weapons, high-powered microwave weapons, the Coyote UAV, which can be used as a drone hunter, and the Stinger missile, which has been updated with a proximity fuse, thus gaining the ability to hunt drones.
At the meeting, Raytheon officials emphasised that environmental factors demand special and unique solutions for each application when providing defence against drones, stating that environmental damage and the cost of each engagement are among the factors that should be considered. The officials emphasised their ability to come up with an appropriate solution from their range of products in three capability groups.