Raytheon’s Network Centric Systems has delivered the first two Multi-Function Radio Frequency System (MFRFS) radars for integration into the Quick Kill Active Protection System being developed for the US Army.
MFRFS is an electronically scanned, solid-state phased array radar system that can detect and track a full spectrum of threats to current and future army vehicles. These threats range from rocket propelled grenades fired at close proximity to more distant threats such as kinetic energy projectiles.
In addition, MFRFS, the system selected as the common radar for Future Combat Systems (FCS) manned ground vehicles, is capable of supporting a number of radio frequency functions including surveillance, high-band secure communications and combat identification.
‘Delivery of the MFRFS marks an important milestone in the development of Raytheon’s Quick Kill Active Protection System,’ commented Colin Schottlaender, president of Network Centric Systems.
According Raytheon, the Quick Kill APS is capable of providing a ‘bubble’ of coverage to protect Stryker, Abrams and Bradley vehicles, as well as FCS platforms, from a range of threats from any direction.
Raytheon’s Quick Kill APS will be integrated on a Stryker for end-to-end system demonstrations and design verification testing beginning late this summer.