Tag Archive for Rafael

Israel’s Drone Dome defense system used to re-open Gatwick Airport

Gatwick Airport in London was only able to re-open after military reinforcements were brought in, equipped with technology that was used to defeat ISIS in Syria, which the Daily Mail identified as the Israeli-made Drone Dome.

By i24NEWS – AFP

 

Another drone sighting forced London’s Gatwick airport runway to close again on Friday..

Police were still unsuccessfully looking for perpetrators in a disturbance that grounded flights in the second-busiest airport in the United Kingdom on Wednesday and Thursday, although British media favored the option of a lone-wolf environmentalist attack.

London – Gatwick Airport – Photo: Andre Wadman/Wikimedia

The airport has been in an ongoing dispute with its neighbors and environmental groups about expansion. Continue Reading »

WATCH: Above the Colombian Jungle, Israeli made “Kfir” Fighter Jets Rule

The Colombian Air Force fly Israel’s most advanced weaponry, RAFAEL made Python 5 and Derby air to air missiles as well as RAFAEL’s air to ground Spice 1000 guided glide bomb on 24 Israeli made “Kfir” fighter jet, by pilots with Elbit’s Helmet Mounted Display which is the same helmet used by IAF fighter pilots.

By Yissachar Ruas

 

As The State of Israel celebrates its 70th year of independence, some key elements of its history lives on in various and exotic parts of the World. Israel, well known for its technological prowess is considered an innovative high tech superpower. One of Israel’s most famous developments of the 1970s was its “Kfir” fighter jet. Continue Reading »

Israel introduces Sky Spotter to locate Hamas ‘terror kites’ & incendiary balloons

Sky Spotter is an advanced Early Warning system with sensitive optical sensors to identify flying objects from 1km to tens of kilometers away, that alert firefighters to where the kites land for immediate response.

By ANNA AHRONHEIM

 

Close to 100 days since the first incendiary kite was launched from the Gaza Strip toward Israel causing fires to ravage the south, the IDF has deployed a system that can spot incendiary aerial devices launched from the Gaza Strip, track them and direct firefighters to where they land.

“Since its deployment, Sky Spotter has helped detect and track dozens of terror kites and incendiary balloons that have been flown from the Gaza Strip into Israel,” read a statement by Rafael Advanced Defense Systems provided to The Jerusalem Post. Continue Reading »

Israel’s Refael signs Iron Dome collaboration agreement with Romania

A multi-million dollar deal has been concluded between the Israeli defense systems manufacturer Refael, producer of the Iron Dome,  and Romania’s defense contractor Romaero, in Refael’s first collaboration with an EU state.

By Yoav Stoler

 

Rafael Advanced Defense Systems signed Wednesday an agreement for local production of domestic air defense systems and ground systems with the Romanian company Romaero.

As part of the deal, Romaero will acquire the know-how and license for the production of air defense systems, including the Iron Dome, the naval iron dome, “Samson” model remote controlled weapons positions and precision “Spike” tactical missiles (also known as Gil). Continue Reading »

WATCH: IDF’s mounted laser used to safely & remotely detonate roadside bombs

WATCH how IDF’s mounted Directed Energy Warfare system was used to safely and remotely detonate a Hamas IED, planted on the Gaza border to kill Israeli soldiers.

By Yoav Zitun

 

The IDF chose to make relatively rare use of a vehicle mounted Directed Energy Warfare (DEW) system called THOR—developed by the Israeli Rafael Advanced Defense Systems—in order to destroy a large explosive device that was discovered on the border of the Gaza Strip last December.

In the incident, observers from the Gaza Division identified two terrorists who tried to exploit the IDF’s focus on dealing with disturbances near the security fence in the area of the Gaza neighborhood of Shuja’iyya, in order to plant an explosive device. Continue Reading »

REPORT: Cancelled $500 million missile deal with India still tenable

Just prior to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s upcoming five day visit, meant to be spent with Indian PM Narendra Modi for much of the visit, the Hindustan Times reported that the Indian Army insists on the deal being completed.

By HERB KEINON

 

A $500 million Indian purchase of 8,000 Spike antitank missiles from Israel that New Delhi canceled last week, just days before Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s upcoming trip to India, may still come about through a different channel, Indian media outlets reported.

According to the Hindustan Times, the Indian military is very keen on purchasing the missile from Rafael Advanced Defense Systems. Continue Reading »

Britain Buys Iron Dome Advanced Technology to Protect Falkland Islands

Rafael’s advanced technology, used in the Israeli-made Iron Dome missile defense system, has been acquired by Great Britain for NIS 365 million (£78 million) to defend the Falkland Islands from possible Argentinian aggression.

By Yaniv Halily

 

Britain purchased advanced technology used in the Iron Dome missile defense system from Israel for 78 million pounds (365 million shekels) to defend the Falkland Islands, a British Overseas Territory.

Iron Dome radar tracking (Left – Photo: Defense Ministry) and air-to-air Tamir interceptor missile systems (Right – Photo: Rafael Advanced Defense Systems)

The technology will be used for command and control of a British air defense system called Land Ceptor and was developed by mPrest, a subsidiary of Iron Dome developers Rafael Advanced Defense Systems. Continue Reading »

Australia upgrades military with Israel’s Trophy Defense System, Iron Dome, Spike Missiles

In the Australian Army’s plan to upgrade their armed vehicles with the latest defense systems, Israel’s defense giant Rafael has begun talks on opening factories in Australia to help provide those military needs.

BY ANNA AHRONHEIM

 

As Australia overhauls its LAND 400 armored vehicles program, Israeli defense giant Rafael Advanced Defense Systems is in the running to provide its Trophy Active Protection System and SPIKE missiles to the land Down Under in deals worth hundreds of millions of dollars.

In order to meet the anticipated demand, Rafael will be opening a local company in Australia to jointly produce the SPIKE missiles with Australia’s Varley and will be purchasing metal for various system from Australia’s Bisalloy Steel Group, the company announced on Monday. Continue Reading »

State of Israel receives Technology Pioneer Award for David’s Sling Weapons System

Israel’s David’s Sling anti-missile defense system receives int’l award for technological innovation that serves Israel’s current 3-tier defense systems, filling the gap between the long-range Arrow defense system and the shorter-range Iron Dome interceptor.

By i24NEWS

 

Israel’s latest creation in defense technology, the David’s Sling Weapons System, received an award for technological innovation on Tuesday, a press release from the Israeli ministry of defense announced Wednesday.

Israel’s missile defense system David’s Sling wins 2017 Technology Pioneer Award – Photo: Defense Ministry

The Technology Pioneer Award was granted and accepted by the Israel Missile Defense Organization (IMDO) director Moshe Patel on behalf of the State of Israel at the 2017 Multinational Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) Conference in Boston. Continue Reading »

Israel Shipyards launches OPV designed for Cyprus Navy

In a deal valued at tens of millions of Euros, Israel Shipyards is building a technologically advanced naval ship that will be delivered to Cyprus by the end of 2017.

By Israel Hayom Staff

 

Israel Shipyards has unveiled an offshore patrol vessel (OPV) designed and built for the Cypriot Navy. The project has been valued at tens of millions of Euros. The high-end vessel is slated to be delivered to the Cypriot Navy by the end of the year and integrated into the fleet patrolling Cyprus’ exclusive maritime economic zone.

In a statement released on Sunday, Israel Shipyards said the OPV, ordered in December 2015, was launched at a ceremony held last week at Israel Shipyards’ facility at Haifa Bay. Continue Reading »

WATCH: US Army eyes Israel’s Trophy active protection system for M1A1 Abrams tanks

Should the US Army decide to acquire the added defensive technology, they will be the first army outside the IDF to install the battle-tested, ‘Trophy’ active protection system.

By ANNA AHRONHEIM

 

After years of testing Israel’s Trophy active protection system, the US Army is close to giving the green light to having it installed on the M1A1 Abrams tank.

Trophy LV By Rafael Advanced Defense Systems for all combat vehicles. – YouTube

The US Army would then be the first army outside the IDF to use the system.

Maj.-Gen. David Bassett, who is in charge of the US Army’s programs in the area of ground combat systems, was quoted by the DefenseTech website as saying that he plans to make the decision on the system as soon as possible. Continue Reading »

Poland buys US Patriot defense system, but will produce Israeli missiles locally

Poland set to sign papers for US Patriot defense system but will produce the superior performance “Magic Wand” by  Israeli manufacturer, Rafael, at a cost of $7.6 billion, 10% of the price of its American competitor.

By i24NEWS

 

The United States has agreed to sell the Patriot missile defense system to Poland, Defense Minister Antoni Macierewicz announced on Thursday. The Ynet news site reports that Poland insisted that the system by configured to use the Israeli missile marketed globally under the name “Skyceptor,” due to its superior performance at only 10% of the cost of the American Patriot missile.

“A memorandum was signed tonight that the US government has agreed to sell Poland Patriot missiles in the most modern configuration,” Macierewicz said in a press conference, according to the Reuters news agency. Continue Reading »

Joint Israel-France environmental research satellite ready for launch

 

The Venµs, a vegetation & environment monitoring micro-satellite is scheduled to be launched into space from French Guinea in August.
• It’s a collaboration between Israel’s Aerospace Industries, Elbit Systems, Rafael Advanced Defense Systems and France’s space agency.

By Ilan Gattegno and Dan Lavie

 

The construction of Venus, Israel’s first environmental research satellite, has been completed, and it is set to be launched into space this summer.

Science and Technology Minister Ofir Akunis introduces the Venus – Facebook/Yakov Saar

Venus, a vegetation and environment monitoring micro-satellite, was assembled by the Israel Aerospace Industries in collaboration with CNES, France’s space agency. Continue Reading »

Israel Aerospace Industries signs historic $2Billion missile deal with India

Israel has been cooperating with India in various technologies & military systems, including missiles and unmanned aerial vehicles during the last few years, bringing India and Israel into a uniquely strong and strategic partnership.

By JPOST.COM STAFF

 

Israel Aerospace Industries has been awarded a $2 billion Indian military hardware deal, considered to be “the largest defense contract in Israel’s defense industries’ history.”

IAI announced on Thursday that it has signed a mega-contract worth more than $1.6 billion to provide advanced medium-range surface-to-air missiles (MRSAMs) to the Indian Army. The balance of some $400m. in contracts has been awarded to Rafael Advanced Defense Systems. Continue Reading »

IDF’s secret missile unit Meitar closes with Artillery using 5th-generation Tammuz missile

 

Although the elite Meitar unit is being shuttered, the Israeli made Tammuz missile will continue to see action, as a new 5th-generation version with an extended range of 30km is already in use within the Artillery Corps.

By Yoav Zitun

 

After 30 years of operations, the IDF is closing the “Meitar” special operations unit. The Artillery Corps recently held a ceremony to mark the end of operations for the unit, which was responsible for operating the long range precision-guided Tammuz missile.

The missile system was designed by Rafael Advanced Defense Systems and entered service in 1986, originally being intended for tanks and armored personnel carriers. Continue Reading »