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.
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 »
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 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.
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 »
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 »
VIDEO: After two years of trials, the Sea Knight comes to replace an older, smaller, less efficient version, that’s been upgraded with heavier armaments and can participate in special ops without endangering soldiers’ lives.
By Yoav Zitun
The Israeli Navy’s 916th Company successfully concluded the experimental period of the first model of the Sea Knight—an unmanned vessel that was successfully put into action two years ago.
In most cases, it can be controlled from a mobile caravan located in the unit’s base in Ashdod. If necessary, it can also be operated from ships at sea during special operations.
The Sea Knight is an upgraded version of the Protector, both made by Rafael. Continue Reading »
An upgraded version of the Iron Dome missile defense system has passed a series of complex tests in recent days, improving the system’s capabilities.
According to a statement released by the Defense Ministry, the Israel Missile Defense Organization, which is responsible for the development of Israel’s multilayered defense system, in conjunction with Rafael Advanced Defense Systems, the main contractor of the Iron Dome system, carried out a number of experiments using American-made components in the course of the missile interception tests for the first time. Continue Reading »
WATCH: Israel’s Defense Ministry announced Wednesday’s trial testing concluded successfully in its entirety, managing to intercept every single simulated target in the air, and at a high altitudes far from the Israeli coastline.
By Yoav Zitun and Reuters
The Israeli security apparatus completed an experiment stretching over a number of days of the new advance David’s Sling system capable of defending against mid-range missiles.
The system is being developed and manufactured jointly by Israel’s state-owned Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd and Raytheon Co, a top US arms maker.
During the experiment that took place on Wednesday, a number of precision missiles were launched from Israeli Air Force (IAF) jets above the Mediterranean, at which the advanced system dully fired interception rockets upon detection
According to the director of the Ministry of Defense and the head of the project’s designers Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. Continue Reading »
After Obama refused to supply Israel with helicopter fired missiles during Operation Protective Edge in Gaza, the IDF was forced to adapt its Apaches to fire domestically produced munitions, enabling Jerusalem the independence to decide when and/or where they are used.
By Udi Etsion
The IAF has completed modifications to its Apache helicopters that will enable them to use Israeli—in addition to US-manufactured—missiles as part of a project which has been undertaken over the course of recent months.
IAF Apaches (Peten) – Photo: IDF Spokesperson’s Unit
The modifications were presided over following a problem which arose during Operation Protective Edge in the summer of 2014 when US leaders delayed the delivery of US-made Hellfire missiles to Israel due to concerns that Israel would employ them in areas in Gaza containing population centers. Continue Reading »
Able to neutralize drones of all sizes, Israel’s ‘Drone Dome’ is designed to detect, track, & down enemy drones under all weather conditions with its 360-degree coverage, wide spectrum signal jammer.
By Hezi Sternlicht & Israel Hayom Staff
Israeli defense contractor Rafael Advanced Defense Systems unveiled its newest development this week, the Drone Dome defense system, design to intercept enemy unmanned aerial vehicles.
The innovative interceptor was unveiled during the 2016 LAAD Public and Corporate Security International Exhibition in Brazil.
The Drone Dome defense system | Photo- Courtesy of Rafael Advanced Defense Systems
According to Rafael, Drone Dome is an innovative end-to-end defense system designed to provide effective airspace defense against hostile drones, including micro and nano drones used by terrorist groups to gather intelligence and carry out aerial attacks.
Rafael Advanced Defense Systems signed a cooperation agreement with India’s Reliance Defense firm on Tuesday that will encompass future deals worth 10 billion dollars, the companies announced in Goa, where the 2016 Defexpo exhibition is taking place.
Rafael Advanced Defense Systems signed a cooperation agreement with India’s Reliance Defense firm on Tuesday that will encompass future deals worth 10 billion dollars, the companies announced in Goa, where the 2016 Defexpo exhibition is taking place. Continue Reading »
WATCH declassified test clip: Like Iron Dome & Arrow, David’s Sling has drawn interest from prospective foreign clients, especially since it’s also designed to intercept cruise missiles.
By Yoav Zitun
Israel’s air defense system David’s Sling has passed its final round of tests, putting it on course for deployment in 2016, the Defense Ministry said on Monday.
David’s Sling test – Photo: Israel Defense Ministry
David’s Sling is designed to shoot down rockets with ranges of 100 to 200 km (63 to 125 miles), aircraft, or low-flying cruise missiles. It will fill the operational gap between the Iron Dome short-range rocket interceptor and the Arrow ballistic missile interceptor, both already in service. Continue Reading »
Israel’s Rafael Trophy LV, a ‘light version’ anti-missile system for smaller all-terrain military vehicles, will make its 1st field demonstration at the world’s largest defense industry event.
By Hezi Sternlicht, News Agencies and Israel Hayom Staff
Israel’s Rafael Advanced Defense Systems is poised to debut a new version of its Trophy tank defense system at this week’s Association of the United States Army’s annual exhibition in Washington, the largest defense industry event in the world. Also known as Windbreaker, Rafael’s tank defense system has been successfully protecting Israeli tank crews against anti-tank missiles, RPGs and other threats since 2009. Continue Reading »
The jointly developed David’s Sling by Israel and the US is the newest missile shield system, and just weeks away from a co-production deal, that when operational in 2016, is designed to intercept latest generation of offensive missiles.
The United States and Israel are weeks away from reaching a draft agreement on a co-production of Israel’s air defense system called David’s Sling that the two countries jointly developed, the top US missile defense officer told lawmakers on Thursday.
US Navy Vice Admiral James Syring, director of the Missile Defense Agency, or MDA, said discussions and negotiations continued with Israel on the David’s Sling system, which passed a series of intercept tests in April and is expected to be operational next year. Continue Reading »
Following the unprecedented success of IDF’s Iron Dome against Hamas’ terror-rockets, another new system is being developed to neutralize deadly mortar fire cheaply & effectively.
By Hillel Fendel
Mortar shells are less powerful than Katyusha rockets, but have been lethally used against Israel by terrorists in Gaza and Lebanon during the Second Lebanon War and Operation Protective Edge. Both Boeing and Israel’s Rafael Advanced Defense Systems, Ltd. (Israel’s second largest defense company) are working on laser defense systems against this threat.
IsraelDefense reports that Rafael’s system is known as Iron Beam, and could become operational within five years. Boeing, too, is working on a system, called “High Energy Laser Mobile Demonstrator”, which could be ready by mid-to-late 2017. Continue Reading »
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