U.S. Clears Anti-Drone Systems Sale to Qatar worth $1B

  • Defensemirror.com Bureau
  • 03:11 AM, November 30, 2022
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U.S. Clears Anti-Drone Systems Sale to Qatar worth $1B
Raytheon Coyote+KRFS radar is adaptable to multiple platforms and can be employed as stationary or mobile system to intercept maneuvering aerial targets.

The U.S. State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Qatar of the Fixed Site-Low, Slow, Small Unmanned Aircraft System Integrated Defeat System (FS-LIDS) System of Systems and related equipment for an estimated cost of $1 billion.

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today.

The principal contractors will be Raytheon, and Northrop Grumman.

Qatar has requested to buy 10 Fixed Site-Low, Slow, Small Unmanned Aircraft System Integrated Defeat System (FS-LIDS) System of Systems, to include: 200 Coyote Block 2 interceptors. Also included is the Counter Unmanned Electronic Warfare System (CUAEWS); Coyote launchers; Ku Band Multi-function Radio Frequency System (KuMRFS) radars; Forward Area Air Defense Command and Control (FAAD C2); Counter Unmanned Electronic Warfare Systems (CUAEWS); EO/IR cameras; and related equipment and support. The total estimated program cost is $1 billion.

The proposed sale will improve Qatar’s capability to meet current and future threats by providing electronic and kinetic defeat capabilities against Unmanned Aircraft Systems, the DSCA said.

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