Two prototypes of the Multi-Function Radio Frequency System (MFRFS) radar were delivered by Raytheon Company’s (NYSE:RTN) Network Centric Systems for integration into the Quick Kill Active Protection System the company is developing for the U.S. Army.
The electronically-scanned, solid-state phased array radar can detect and track multiple threats, ranging from rocket propelled grenades (RPG) fired at close proximity to more distant threats such as kinetic energy projectiles. MFRFS will also provide the common radar for Future Combat Systems (FCS) manned ground vehicles, supporting a number of radio frequency functions including surveillance, high- band secure communications and combat identification.
Raytheon’s Quick Kill APS is capable of providing a “bubble” of coverage to protect current force Stryker, Abrams and Bradley vehicles, as well as FCS platforms, from a broad range of threats from any direction. With the MFRFS delivery and progress anticipated over the next few months, 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.